That's about the total annual cost of preserving a brain and spinal cord under an Alcor cryonics contract. I assume that the price paid while the patient are alive are roughly the same as the cost of preservation when dead.
I estimate it'll cost at least $1,000/yr to preserve a brain. That's about the cost of maintaining a family at global poverty levels.
I should have posted such calculations first before posting the excerpts. Thanks for your comments.
I posted the story to let folks know of a possible altruistic target: letting people live as long as they want by vitrifying their nervous systems for eventual resuscitation.
Pure chemical fixation without cooling would be ideal. The extra cryopreservation step is necessary since glutaraldehyde only fixes tissue for months rather than centuries.
"Make nice AI people we can believe are nice" makes sense to me; I hadn't been aware of the "...we can believe are nice" requirement.
Thank you for providing an abstract for your article. I found it very helpful.
(and I wish more authors here would do so as well)
Hi Gordon, I don't have accounts on LW or Medium so I'll comment on your original post here.
If possible, could you explain like I'm five what your working definition of the AI alignment problem is?
I find it hard to prioritize causes that I don't understand in simple terms.
Small nit: the links in the table of contents lead to a Google Doc, rather than to the body of the article.
Other than that, I love the article. Thanks for the giant disclaimer ;)
Hi Joey, how can one apply for Charity Science's tech lead position? The link on your jobs page just goes to a Github repo.
FYI I applied to New Incentives with ~10 yrs experience on the 1st of September. Haven't heard back.