Robin Dale Hanson (born August 28, 1959) is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute.

Current projects

As of April 2022, Hanson is working on a new book about grabby aliens and the Great Filter, tentatively titled Grabby Aliens: Will We Pass the Great Filter?

Further reading

Bergal, Asya & Robert Long (2019) Conversation with Robin Hanson, AI Impacts, November 13.

Berger, Alexander (2014) A conversation with Robin Hanson, Open Philanthropy, January 15.

Galef, Julia (2015) Most human behavior is signaling (Robin Hanson), Rationally Speaking, May 31.

Muehlhauser, Luke (2013) Robin Hanson on serious futurism, Machine Intelligence Research Institute’s Blog, November 1.

Radhakrishnan, Anshuman (2020) Less is more: how Robin Hanson’s ideas elegantly frame human behavior, The Politic, June 15.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) Why we have to lie to ourselves about why we do what we do, according to Prof Robin Hanson, 80,000 Hours, March 28.

Robin Hanson. Hanson's website.

Overcoming Bias. Hanson's blog.

digital person | economic growth | grabby aliens | Great Filter | marginal charity | prediction markets | whole brain emulation