“So you want to save the world. As it turns out, the world cannot be saved by caped crusaders with great strength and the power of flight. No, the world must be saved by mathematicians, computer scientists, and philosophers.”

These are the words of Luke Muehlhauser, currently a research analyst for the EA-aligned Open Philanthropy Project, which has given tens of thousands of dollars to organizations engaged in longtermist projects and research.[26] Silly as they are, they capture, I believe, the grandiosity of longtermist thinking. Longtermists are the prophets and messiahs of the Precipice, out to “save the world” through…

Phil Torres

Author and scholar of existential threats to humanity and civilization. www.xriskology.com. @xriskology

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