The Case Against Saving All of Humanity

Tucked away on a sleepy side street, hidden within a set of nondescript cubicle buildings, lies Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. Here, some of the most talented philosophical minds on Earth have assembled to dedicate their lives to saving humanity from certain extinction. In conjunction with the Center for Effective Altruism, FHI combines rigorous argumentation with cutting-edge, data-driven algorithms to tackle some of the most pressing ethical issues facing us today; issues like climate change, poverty, nuclear weapons, pandemics, and pernicious artificial intelligence. Led by philosophers Nick Bostrom, Toby Ord, and Will MacAskill, the efforts of this small group have fast garnered worldwide attention, acclaim, and funding from leaders and influencers at the heights of government, industry, and Big Tech.

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