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If all goes well, humans can look forward to a long, prosperous future. But this future may not happen due to extinction risks from which there is no return. Ord describes the science behind these, such as nuclear war, climate change, pandemics, or artificial intelligence. And, he outlines a path towards safeguarding humanity’s future.
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Oxford professor William MacAskill lays out the principles of effective altruism and shows that, when we use them correctly — when we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors — each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.
For the first time in history, eradicating poverty is within our reach. Philosopher Peter Singer, one of the original thinkers behind the effective altruism movement, argues there is more each of us can — and morally should — be doing to work towards the end of world poverty.
Artificial intelligence is approaching, and it could threaten not just human jobs but human civilization itself. Christian outlines threats posed by AI, both in the near term and long term, and outlines a path with which we could avoid them. How can we ensure machines understand and comply with human morality?
Jacy Reese outlines a path towards a better future for animals as factory farming ends by, as Reese predicts it, the year 2100. As humanity’s moral circle expands to include animals, and plant-based food alternatives increase and improve, the next revolution could go beyond our species.