Tuesday Apr 18, 2023

Astronomical Value, Existential Risk, and Billionaire Philanthropy with David Thorstad

In this episode I sit down with David Thorstad to delve into three series from his blog, Reflective Altruism, that challenge various aspects of EA. We discuss the unexpected tension between existential risk pessimism and the astronomical value thesis, whether EAs are exaggerating the risk of human extinction, and how both society and the EA movement should think about billionaire philanthropy.


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