An interesting pattern recurs across the career of great scientists: an annus mirabilis (miracle year) in which they make multiple, seemingly independent breakthroughs in the span of a single year or two. Einstein had his annus mirabilis in 1905. While he was still a patent…
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36: Will MacAskill - Longtermism, Altruism, History, & TechnologyListen now | Improving the future, risk of extinction & collapse, technological & moral change, problems of academia, who changes history.
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35: Joseph Carlsmith - Utopia, AI, & Infinite EthicsListen now | Emulating human cognition, anthropic bias, futurism, and blogging
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In Part 1, I laid out the simmer scenario as an alternative to explosion, stagnation in collapse, in which growth slows down sufficiently to remain…
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An alternative to explosion, stagnation, and collapse
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34: Fin Moorhouse - Longtermism, Space, & EntrepreneurshipListen now | For-profit entrepreneurship for altruism, space governance, podcasting, the long reflection, and the Effective Ideas & EA criticism blog…
33: Alexander Mikaberidze - Napoleon, War, Progress, and Global OrderListen now (83 min) | Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History at Louisiana State University and the author of The Napoleonic Wars: A Global…
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32: Sam Bankman-Fried - Crypto, Altruism, and LeadershipInfiltrating tradfi, giving away $100m this year, hiring A-players
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