the Precautionary Principle is objectively bad:
You might want to Ctrl+F here for mentions of the precautionary principle: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169207020301230
E.g., "Our enemy is the Precautionary Principle", unqualified
I see the appeal and I like the aliveness, but I dislike the lack of nuance and disagree on the specifics.
Do you see most of the value/impact/benefit that the Foresight Institute produces as coming from a few key outputs, or from a larger list of projects each of which only produces a fraction of your total value? If the first, what are your key outputs?
What does Eric Drexler think about the Foresight Institute? If I recall correctly, he was one of the founders?
What are some example decisions that the Foresight Institute's work has helped influence?
I'm Nuño Sempere, a researcher at the Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute, where I work on refining broadly utilitarian estimation methods. I have a blog here—where I post my research but also offer cancellation insurance or talk abou the joys of programming a browser in C—and a forecasting newsletter here. I learnt about this place through EA (effective altruism), which I've become a bit disillusioned about.
For a center hosted by a university, what cut of funding does the university normally take?