-> ''"Singularitarians are the {{munchkin}}s of the real world. We just ignore all the usual dungeons and head straight for the cycle of infinite wish spells."''

Author of ''Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide'' and ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', the shorter works ''[[{{FanficRecs/HaruhiSuzumiya}} Trust in God/The Riddle of Kyon]]'' and ''[[FanficRecs/MegaCrossover The Finale of the Ultimate Meta Mega Crossover]]'', and [[http://yudkowsky.net/other/fiction various other fiction]]. Helped found and is probably the most prolific poster to the blog/discussion site ''Blog/LessWrong'', and is currently writing a book on rationality.

His day job is with the [[http://intelligence.org/ Machine Intelligence Research Institute]], specifically working on how to make an {{AI}} that ''won't'' just [[http://singinst.org/riskintro/index.html kill us all accidentally]], and make [[AIIsACrapshoot AI less of a crapshoot]].
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!! Tropes describing Yudkowsky's work:

* AuthorTract: His theories and [[AuthorAvatar avatars]] crop up a fair bit in his fictional works.
* GenreAdultery: Almost all of his works, whether [[FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality fanfic]] or [[Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide original]], are highly philosophical {{Author Tract}}s. And then there's ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731071/1/Peggy_Susie Peggy Susie]]'', which is merely a [[spoiler: ''Calvin and Hobbes'' fic]] and parody of ''Film/TheTerminator''... with no philosophical elements whatsoever.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Eliezer's hatred of death appears as a recurring theme in his stories.
* MindScrewdriver: "The Finale of the Ultimate Meta Mega Crossover" is this for the ending of ''Literature/PermutationCity'' by Creator/GregEgan. On the other hand, [[ViewersAreGeniuses the explanation involves quite a bit of theoretical computer science]].
* ReferenceOverdosed: Eliezer loves his {{ShoutOut}}s. ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' has [[ShoutOut/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality at least one in most chapters]], while the first half of "The Finale of the Ultimate Meta Mega Crossover" has several per paragraph. Even ''Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide'' includes VisualNovel/FateStayNight in a list of "classic" literature.

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