AMA: Owen Cotton-Barratt, RSP Director

Would any of you who downvoted the comment above be willing to state why?

Why I've come to think global priorities research is even more important than I thought
There are not many of these organisations currently, but I expect that the field will grow over the next 10 years, and more centres will be established in a number of universities around the world

What's the basis of this claim?

CU & extreme suffering

Thanks for the answer! I'll have to think some more about this. I meant "within one current human".

CU & extreme suffering

Hm, interesting. I was more pointing to the current human, as you write. What I was trying to get at was that I would think it would be absurd for someone to accept, say, 50 years of burning of alive before the nerves die off, for any sort of well-being "within one current human" for 50 years. If this is true for the CU as well, it seems she have to account for such an asymmetry by 'extrinsic' means.

Your answer (and the links) definitely made me a lot more uncertain about a bunch of things though!

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