“If we get to a post-scarcity society, with much greater levels of well being and really long lives, settling space, etc., that means we have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the future!”
What is available in the “nearer-term” for life if our immature civilization can make it past the current and upcoming tech/insight/coordination hurdles? In this episode we speak to Anders Sandberg on post-scarcity civilizations, to get a sense of what is possible just past current human horizons in the hope it may inspire us to solve humanity’s current challenges and to unlock this next level.
Anders Sandberg is a Foresight Senior Fellow and a Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute from the University of Oxford. Sandberg’s research at FHI centers on management of low-probability high-impact risks, estimating the capabilities of future technologies, and very long-range futures. Topics of particular interest include global catastrophic risk, cognitive biases, cognitive enhancement, collective intelligence, neuroethics, and public policy.
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