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Can growth continue?

Interesting topic! Holden Karnofsky writes here that economic growth likely cannot continue forever, but he's talking about the next 5,000 years or so rather than the next 100. Assuming exponential growth continues, we'd eventually be squeezing billions of dollars of economic value out of every atom in the galaxy, which seems difficult, to say the least.

3jasoncrawford8moYeah, I agree with those estimates. Basically if growth does continue, then in less than 10k years we hit some unimaginable utopia. At that point things might have to level off based on the laws of physics. But if we get there I don't think anyone will complain!

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Effective altruism

According to CEA guidelines, "effective altruism" isn't capitalized. I'll change it back if no one minds.

Interview with me on Hear this Idea with Fin Moorhouse and Luca Righetti

I've found this interview fun and enlightening to listen to. Coming from the EA movement, I was initially skeptical of the progress studies movement because I thought it was pretty much only about human prosperity or economic growth. But it's more general: it's the belief that for any problem we face, we can use our minds to come up with solutions, and that we need to preserve and improve the institutions that drive innovation so that we can solve these problems. As you said in the interview, advancements in safety (whether in AI, biotechnology, etc.) are ... (read more)

2jasoncrawford8moThanks! It would be interesting to have a discussion about animal welfare on this forum. Might be worth a short post to frame the issue and invite people to share thoughts in the comments. Re charts, we are using the same forum platform as EA and LessWrong, so we should have all the same features? Let me know if there's something you're seeing in the EA Forum editor that's not here.