How I Came To Longtermism On My Own & An Outsider Perspective On EA Longtermism 8/17/2022
Through good parenting and Christianity I became a utilitarian, then through first principles analysis I let go of religion and got into Eckhart Tolle/New Age spirituality and learned about X-risk and the “spiritual enlightenment” of humanity as a potential solution to X-risk. I later got into social entrepreneurship and more systemic approaches to doing good, then learned about EA. I was surprised EA values AI safety so much, and I think broad longtermism (approaches to longtermism which are robustly good across many x-risks) may be underrated due to the vulnerable world hypothesis.
A short story about Buddy, the best dog ever