With "longtermism" and "effective altruism" being debunked, the closure of Bostrom's "Future of Humanity Institute"...

With "longtermism" and "effective altruism" being debunked, the closure of Bostrom's "Future of Humanity Institute", the Sam Bankman-Fried farce, and the general collapse of the "billionaire, genius tech bro" mythology ....... What big-ideas and philosophies in the technology sectors are taking their place?
What's in vogue?
What books are capturing the zeitgeist?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > With "longtermism" and "effective altruism" being debunked

    ?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >collapse of the "billionaire, genius tech bro" mythology
    Just go to IQfy and see them worship musk, at least he still produces results unlike these hacks you have named.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The time is now

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I sho' loves science. Except space travel and replicators and other crunk-ass caucasian shit that actually helps people, das racist.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking love sci--STOP THAT MAN HE'S SUBMITTING MACAQUE DNA TO GEDMATCH

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      space travel doesn't help people.
      maybe people should focus on curing cancer or freezing humans so they can hibernate. Instead we have rockets to space.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Extending life doesn't help anyone, that's decay in a nutshell. Space travel is a challenge that demands advances that can be applied widely even if there weren't huge rewards out there like mineral sources.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          mineral resources are going to be cheaper in space than the air and water that already exists here for free

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Air and water are cheap almost everywhere as long as you have energy. Solar works great in space and nuclear works everywhere.
            Hydrogen is the most abundant element and oxygen is third. The distribution of elements on large scales is very predictable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            An ice hauling trip requires a large investment of capital and time. Huge ships are used with hundreds of crewmembers to haul these things to stations. And none of it is free. There may be decent reserves but clearly there is a finite supply of all resources in stations such as air and water and power. Even with fusion reactors things constantly need maintenance and replacement parts need to be shipped in. Again the solar system has vast amounts of metals and materials for replacement parts but that still needs to be mined, hauled in, refined, etc.Water is used for fuel, sanitation, processing, tons of different things. Everything leaks, no recycling system is perfect, so you need a constant infusion of water that leaves in gas tanks on a space station.
            Water costs money, because moving water costs money.
            It's surprisngly easy to grow tea, and yet the US got pretty pissed when England taxed it, right? Same concept.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Using mass labour in those conditions doesn't make sense. People help set up starting conditions for automation and do maintenance. Maybe pockets with lots of water can be semi-terraformed over time or domed if people want to hang around on the moon/Mars but I don't think they will in really large numbers unless some kind of paradise is made somewhere.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            exactly that's why staying on earth is more important than trying to go to Mars. Focus on robotics and automation on earth which can be used for space when it's developed far enough instead of space travel.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Focus on robotics and automation on earth
            We can't just decree that we want to focus on that. Space gold gives incentives to develop things that can be used on earth.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      AH YOO THAT homie moronic, THAT homie READS BOOKS!!!!!!!!!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        living in america must fricking suck

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not for me personally. But I can’t speak for everyone else.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's in vogue?
    techno-optimism, unfortunately
    https://theupheaval.substack.com/p/the-rise-of-the-right-wing-progressives

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      interesting and relevant.
      any book recommendations in that area?

      >collapse of the "billionaire, genius tech bro" mythology
      Just go to IQfy and see them worship musk, at least he still produces results unlike these hacks you have named.

      musk is culture wars bullshit now. I'm sorry but tech bros used to pride themselves on standing outside the plebeian fray of national politics and being impervious to tabloid bullshittery . Regardless of which ever side they support, people like musk have devalued the tech-bro mythos. Musk specifically can't be listened to as he has inclinations towards hyperbole, exaggeration, and disingenuity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >hyperbole, exaggeration, and disingenuity.
        That’s just his autism. I would know.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know if the book is outdated by the AI that was recently produced.
    But people who are worried about AI dominating everyone shouldn't be because if humans can't dominate it then it's already over.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chinese style nationalism as a reaction to Chinese nationalism.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >With "longtermism" and "effective altruism" being debunked
    Off to a rocky start, anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You didn't know?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >With OP's heterosexuality being debunked

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They haven't been debunked or displaced, unless you think some guy doing a fraud counts as deunking, but that would be like dismissing Heidegger because he was a Nazi.

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