Alignment Stream of Thought

This sequence contains posts that are lower effort than my usual posts, where instead of thinking things all the way through before posting something polished about them, I instead post things that are rough and in-progress as I think about them. I'm trying this because I noticed that I had lots of interesting thoughts that I didn't want to share due to not having totally figured it out yet, and that the process of writing things and posting them often helps me make progress. 

Anything in this sequence is at even greater risk than usual of being obsoleted or unendorsed later down the road. It will also be more difficult to follow than usual, because I'm not putting as much effort as usual into explaining background.

I am hoping to eventually do a distillation of the important insights of this sequence into more legible post(s) once I'm less confused.