I wouldn't usually comment on other people's projects but I've been mentioned in the proposal and @Austin's response. Furthermore, I recently published some research which relates to many of the main themes in Chris's post (world models, steering vectors, superposition).
It's not obvious to me that more posts like these will lead to more good work being done. I don't think we are bottlenecked on ambitious, optimistic people and this post is redundant with others in terms of convincing people to be excited about these research outcomes.
I'd be keen on seeing more results of the kind discussed in the post but my prior on paying people to promote that work on LW being optimal funds use is low.