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The Need for and Viability of an Effective Altruism Academy

Thanks Aaron, I appreciate your feedback! You point out a lot of potential issues I did not consider. Given those issues and the existing opportunities like the EA Hotel and the collegiate EA Fellowship programs, I think an EA Academy may not be the best option to try right now.

The Need for and Viability of an Effective Altruism Academy

I wasn't aware the EA hotel was struggling; that should take priority. We probably want to make sure self-directed people have the resources they need to study and work on EA before funding people who may be less self-directed.

Risk factors for s-risks

I think this is a great way to think about s-risks. One risk factor I am not sure was included was the dynamic of decoupling well-being from survivability. I write a bit about this here.

Essentially, I think a generic risk factor for s-risks includes any action, such as genetic engineering, that increases the ability for organisms to survive and reproduce regardless of their subjective experience.