#229 - Mara Cortona - Why Is No One Talking About Existential Risk?


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Mara Cortona is the Executive Director of the Astropolitics Institute and Founder of Nöonaut.

The world is going to end. Eventually. For most of us that concern is far away, but the smartest minds in the world of existential risk put the likelihood that we survive the next century at 1 in 3.

With this hugely terrifying statistic hanging over our heads, why is no one focussing on the big problems? Poorly aligned Artificial General Intelligence, Biotechnology and other risks are significantly more dangerous than global warming or the 2020 election but get paid far less lip service.


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