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.
It's really refreshing to finally see a website that's not all blue and white 😅
According to CEA guidelines, "effective altruism" isn't capitalized. I'll change it back if no one minds.
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)