On future people, looking back at 21st century longtermism
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I find imagining future people looking back on present-day longtermism (the view that positively influencing the long-term future should be a key moral priority) a helpful intuition pump, especially re: a certain kind of “holy sh**” reaction to existential risk, and to the possible size and quality of the future at stake.

Text version here.

Edited for Joe Carlsmith by TYPE III AUDIO.

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