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Longtermism

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Longtermism is the view that positively influencing the long-term future has very high moral importance (Ord 2020: 46; MacAskill forthcoming).

A distinction is sometimes drawn between longtermism simpliciter and strong versions of that view (MacAskill 2019). While allowing that other forms of influence may also be important, strong longtermism holds that positively influencing the long-term future has dominant moral importance. This view has been defended by Hilary Greaves and William MacAskill (Greaves & MacAskill 2021), and has precedents in the work of Nick Bostrom (Bostrom 2003; Bostrom 2013), Nick Beckstead (Beckstead 2013; Beckstead 2019), and others.

Bibliography

Beckstead, Nick (2013) On the Overwhelming Importance of Shaping the Far Future, doctoral thesis, Rutgers University.

Beckstead, Nick (2019) A brief argument for the overwhelming importance of shaping the far future, in Hilary Greaves & Theron Pummer (eds.) Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 80–98.

Bostrom, Nick (2003) Astronomical waste: The opportunity cost of delayed technological development, Utilitas, vol. 15, pp. 308–314.

Bostrom, Nick (2013) Existential risk prevention as global priority, Global Policy, vol. 4, pp. 15–31.

Greaves, Hilary & William MacAskill (2021) The case for strong longtermism, working paper.

MacAskill, William (2019) “Longtermism”, Effective Altruism Forum, July 25.

MacAskill, William (forthcoming) What We Owe the Future, New York: Basic Books.

Todd, Benjamin (2013) How important are future generations?, 80,000 Hours, August 19.

Whittlestone, Jess (2017) The long-term future, Effective Altruism, November 16.

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39 points
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15 points
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11 points
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38 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
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41 points
10 comments13 min readEA link

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52 points
13 comments13 min readEA link

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17 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

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12 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

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32 points
14 comments7 min readEA link

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23 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

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57 points
31 comments9 min readEA link

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2 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

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50 points
4 comments2 min readEA link
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138 points
28 comments3 min readEA link

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13 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

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23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

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120 points
20 comments13 min readEA link
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35 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

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8 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

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27 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

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9 points
8 commentsEA link

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29 points
8 comments3 min readEA link

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4 comments1 min readEA link

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13 points
6 comments8 min readEA link

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59 points
82 comments1 min readEA link

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17 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

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48 points
100 comments10 min readEA link

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4 comments1 min readEA link

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10 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
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15 points
8 comments5 min readEA link
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56 points
17 comments1 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

[Question] Should pa­tient in­vestors try to cor­re­late port­fo­lio hold­ings with po­ten­tial cause ar­eas?

shepardspie31 Jan 2021 22:11 UTC
20 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Prov­ing too much: A re­sponse to the EA forum

vadmas15 Feb 2021 19:00 UTC
23 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

What is the ar­gu­ment against a Thanos-ing all hu­man­ity to save the lives of other sen­tient be­ings?

somethoughts7 Mar 2021 8:02 UTC
0 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

How tractable is clue­less­ness?

Milan_Griffes29 Dec 2017 18:52 UTC
16 points
2 commentsEA link

Do­ing good while clueless

Milan_Griffes15 Feb 2018 5:04 UTC
39 points
6 commentsEA link

Ex­is­ten­tial risk as com­mon cause

technicalities5 Dec 2018 14:01 UTC
32 points
22 commentsEA link

[Question] Name for the larger EA+ad­ja­cent ecosys­tem?

RyanCarey18 Mar 2021 14:21 UTC
25 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

As­sump­tions about the far fu­ture and cause priority

Jc_Mourrat13 Nov 2019 20:06 UTC
45 points
30 comments21 min readEA link

Hay­den Wilk­in­son: Do­ing good in an in­finite, chaotic world

EA Global18 Feb 2020 23:29 UTC
27 points
1 comment18 min readEA link
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[Question] How should longter­mists think about eat­ing meat?

lukasberglund16 May 2020 20:21 UTC
17 points
29 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What would a pre-mortem for the long-ter­mist pro­ject look like?

Azure11 Apr 2020 14:51 UTC
18 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: A Prob­lem for Long-Ter­mism?

kokotajlod8 Nov 2018 10:09 UTC
23 points
17 commentsEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: De­fus­ing the Ini­tial Worry and Steel­man­ning the Problem

kokotajlod10 Nov 2018 9:12 UTC
24 points
6 commentsEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Solutions

kokotajlod14 Nov 2018 16:04 UTC
20 points
5 commentsEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Con­clud­ing Arguments

kokotajlod15 Nov 2018 21:47 UTC
21 points
5 comments10 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Bibliog­ra­phy and Appendix

kokotajlod20 Nov 2018 17:34 UTC
9 points
0 comments24 min readEA link

Every­day longter­mism in practice

JohnsonRamsaur6 Apr 2021 14:42 UTC
18 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Ben Grodeck: Co­op­er­at­ing with fu­ture gen­er­a­tions — an ex­per­i­men­tal investigation

EA Global21 Feb 2020 15:28 UTC
15 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
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[Link] Mo­ral In­ter­lude from “The Wizard and the Prophet”

Milan_Griffes27 Sep 2019 18:42 UTC
13 points
8 comments8 min readEA link

The NPT: Learn­ing from a Longter­mist Suc­cess [Links!]

DannyBressler20 May 2021 0:39 UTC
66 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

The Multi-Class Op­ti­mizer’s Curse

FeelingSentient4 Jul 2021 12:04 UTC
18 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

The Fu­ture of Hu­man­ity & The Meth­ods of Ethics: A dis­cus­sion of Bostrom, Sidg­wick and Scheffler (Thurs­day 22 July, 6:30pm UK)

peterhartree18 Jul 2021 18:58 UTC
23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Tay­lor Swift’s “long story short” Is Ac­tu­ally About Effec­tive Altru­ism and Longter­mism (PARODY)

shepardspie23 Jul 2021 13:25 UTC
31 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

[3-hour pod­cast]: Joseph Car­l­smith on longter­mism, utopia, the com­pu­ta­tional power of the brain, meta-ethics, illu­sion­ism and meditation

Gus Docker27 Jul 2021 13:18 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

New Global Pri­ori­ties In­sti­tute work­ing pa­pers—and an up­dated ver­sion of “The case for strong longter­mism”

Global Priorities Institute9 Aug 2021 16:57 UTC
46 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Some longter­mist fiction

Louis_Dixon10 Aug 2021 10:59 UTC
27 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

Fore­sight for Govern­ments: Sin­ga­pore’s Long-ter­mist Policy Tools & Les­sons

nym14 Aug 2021 12:29 UTC
42 points
1 comment11 min readEA link

What we learned from a year in­cu­bat­ing longter­mist entrepreneurship

Rebecca Kagan30 Aug 2021 8:39 UTC
157 points
18 comments18 min readEA link

[Link post] Sam Scheffler: Con­ser­vatism, Tem­po­ral Bias, and Fu­ture Generations

peterhartree19 Sep 2021 8:44 UTC
44 points
3 comments24 min readEA link

Holden Karnofsky on the most im­por­tant century

80000_Hours19 Aug 2021 15:17 UTC
6 points
0 comments117 min readEA link

Holden Karnofsky on build­ing ap­ti­tudes and kick­ing ass

80000_Hours23 Sep 2021 16:55 UTC
10 points
0 comments137 min readEA link

Seek­ing so­cial sci­ence stu­dents /​ col­lab­o­ra­tors in­ter­ested in AI ex­is­ten­tial risks

Vael Gates24 Sep 2021 21:56 UTC
40 points
4 comments3 min readEA link