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More empirical data on 'value drift'

Thank you, this list is a useful complement to this post.

More empirical data on 'value drift'

It would be super interesting to work on how to improve "retainment" with social integration. I was thinking that having a regular gather.town "mega meeting" of EAs may be pretty nice in times of confinement to promote social interactions, project collaborations, etc.

More empirical data on 'value drift'

Thanks, I find this very useful!

I guess I would refine the"weird cause area" reason with adding that some EAs may leave because of strong disagreement with some EA mainstream or public figures' views. For example, a few years ago climate change was not taken as an x-risk, and somewhat regularly dismissed, which would have put off a few longtermists. I know someone who left EA because of strong disagreement with how AI safety is handled - eg encouraging working for an organization that works on AGI development. Basically, I think that sometimes there is a "tipping point" for strong disagreement where some people leave. Ideally, EA would be able to strongly focus on "EA is a question, not an ideology" so that people who have informed different opinions still say in.

I suspect that burnout may also be another reason why people in EA orgs leave.

What FHI’s Research Scholars Programme is like: views from scholars

Do you think that the RSP is interesting for people working on policy engagement - eg writing "grey literature" reports, policy propositions, and feedback on legislation - or do you think it's a better fit for people working on things in the "peer-reviewed/academic work" category?

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

Thanks Ben! I've edited the message to have only one question per post. :-)

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

Do you think that climate change has been neglected in the EA movement? What are some options that seem great to you at the moment to have a very large impact to stir us in a better direction regarding climate change?

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

What are some directions you'd like the EA movement or some parts of the EA movement to take?

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

What are some of your current challenges? (maybe someone in the audience can help!)

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