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Inside the bizarre world of ‘longtermism’

14 mins | Nov 25, 2022
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Power-hungry robots, space colonization, cyborgs. Sam Bankman-Fried said his billions would save the world, but his philanthropic ideas ranged from the worthy to the severely outlandish. J Oliver Conroy reflects on why his 'longtermist' line of thinking, favoured by many of the top tech business owners, is problematic.

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