Letter from Utopia: Talking to Nick Bostrom

post by morganism · 2017-11-25T22:19:48.345Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 2 comments

This is a link post for http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/interviews/letter-utopia-talking-nick-bostrom/


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comment by Manfred · 2017-11-27T18:53:06.453Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Man, this interviewer sure likes to ask dense questions. Bostrom sort of responded to them, but things would have gone a lot smoother if LARB guy (okay, Andy Fitch) had limited himself to one or two questions at a time. Still, it's kind of shocking the extent to which Andy "got it," given that he doesn't seem to be specially selected - instead he's a regular LARB contributor and professor in an MFA program.

comment by morganism · 2017-11-25T22:20:16.366Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

"Here Bostrom and I discuss applications of his book across any number of fields — from history to philosophy to public policy to practices of everyday life (both now and in millennia to come)."