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#151 — Will We Destroy the Future?

#151 — Will We Destroy the Future?

Update: 2019-03-18115
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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nick Bostrom about the problem of existential risk. They discuss public goods, moral illusions, the asymmetry between happiness and suffering, utilitarianism, "the vulnerable world hypothesis," the history of nuclear deterrence, the possible need for "turnkey totalitarianism," whether we're living in a computer simulation, the Doomsday Argument, the implications of extraterrestrial life, and other topics.

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Alex

What a load of drivel.

Apr 1st
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Sebastian Schepis

Alex Check out Joe Rogan, his use of smaller words and simple concepts are probably more your speed.

Apr 29th
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Raúl Beristáin

one obvious possibility they never seem to think about in this black ball discussion is that we don't need one. We could simply pull out enough Gray balls that, put together, they turn black. And that is exactly what it looks like it's happening: fossil fuels + CFC + plastic + pesticides + chemical additives + + +... So many Gray things that are mostly good but they have that bad part. We do then in such a large scale, and all of them together that we ARE slowly killing our surroundings.

Mar 31st
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Justen E

1:20:00 you lost me

Mar 29th
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Jack Trowsdale

good ep - strong guest

Mar 28th
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swaraj Bikram Jena

great episode 👍

Mar 25th
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Sakira Cadman

Human history is a history of lies and bad faith in a search for power. That is why, we cant ever search much further for the truth than the glass walls the masses put up. When moving further beyond, will follow with inevitable violence by those trying to galvanize their power.

Mar 21st
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#151 — Will We Destroy the Future?

#151 — Will We Destroy the Future?