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Summary of x-risks? 2019-06-04T09:50:35.301Z · score: 5 (5 votes)
Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? 2019-06-01T16:42:19.509Z · score: 10 (15 votes)

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Comment by jackmalde on Summary of x-risks? · 2019-06-05T16:54:15.625Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks! Although I was under the impression some x-risks may not cause extinction but simply 'significantly curtail humanity's progress' or other words to that effect

Comment by jackmalde on Summary of x-risks? · 2019-06-05T16:51:10.698Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Brilliant, thank you

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-05T16:48:59.190Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks! Would be very interesting to see you thesis once it is finished

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-05T16:48:34.246Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks :)

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-04T09:38:48.227Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for this. I'd like to ask you the same question I'm asking others in this thread.

I do wonder about the prospect of 'solving' extinction risk. Do you think EAs who are proponents of reducing extinction risk now actually expect these risks to become sufficiently small so that moving focus onto something like animal suffering would ever be justified? I'm not convinced they do as extinction in their eyes is so catastrophically bad that any small reductions in probability would likely dominate other actions in terms of expected value. Do you think this is an incorrect characterisation?

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-04T09:37:05.401Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for this. I do wonder about the prospect of 'solving' extinction risk. Do you think EAs who are proponents of reducing extinction risk now actually expect these risks to become sufficiently small so that moving focus onto something like animal suffering would ever be justified? I'm not convinced they do as extinction in their eyes is so catastrophically bad that any small reductions in probability would likely dominate other actions in terms of expected value. Do you think this is an incorrect characterisation?

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-04T09:35:18.087Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for this will definitely give this a read

Comment by jackmalde on Not getting carried away with reducing extinction risk? · 2019-06-04T09:35:00.403Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks. I do wonder though if EAs who are proponents of reducing extinction risk now actually expect these risks to become sufficiently small so that moving focus onto something like animal suffering would ever be justified. I'm not convinced they do as extinction in their eyes is so catastrophically bad that any small reductions in probability would likely dominate other actions in terms of expected value. Do you think this is an incorrect characterisation?