Release date: October 2nd, 2016
What can we do now to affect whether humanity is still around in 1000 years (and what life will be like then)? In this episode, Julia talks with Owen Cotton-Barratt, a mathematician at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. They cover questions like: Given our poor track record of forecasting, is there any point to speculating about the far future? And is it rational to prioritize current people over future people?
Owen's Pick: "Probing the Improbable: Methodological Challenges for Risks with Low Probabilities and High Stakes" by Toby Ord, Rafaela Hillerbrand, Anders Sandberg
Podcast edited by Brent Silk