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Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life

Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life

Update: 2019-05-131
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This is a cross-post of some interviews Rob did recently on two other podcasts — Mission Daily (from 2m) and The Good Life (from 1h13m).



Some of the content will be familiar to regular listeners — but if you’re at all interested in Rob’s personal thoughts, there should be quite a lot of new material to make listening worthwhile.



The first interview is with Chad Grills. They focused largely on new technologies and existential risks, but also discuss topics like:



• Why Rob is wary of fiction

• Egalitarianism in the evolution of hunter gatherers

• How to stop social media screwing up politics

• Careers in government versus business



The second interview is with Prof Andrew Leigh - the Shadow Assistant Treasurer in Australia. This one gets into more personal topics than we usually cover on the show, like:



• What advice would Rob give to his teenage self?

• Which person has most shaped Rob’s view of living an ethical life?

• Rob’s approach to giving to the homeless

• What does Rob do to maximise his own happiness?



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The 80,000 Hours Podcast is produced by Keiran Harris.
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Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life

Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life

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