Supporters of long-termism like Elon Musk and William MacAskill share a lack of concern for the present that is deeply flawed

In a not-quite-disposable line in a recent New York profile, Oxford philosopher and poster boy for “effective altruism,” William MacAskill, described the 2015 meeting of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk: “I spent five minutes trying to to talk to him about global poverty and managed to get little interest.”

Recently, however, their interests seem to have aligned. In August, Musk tweeted a recommendation for MacAskill’s new book What we owe to the futurenoting, “That’s very close to my philosophy.”

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/longtermism-supporters-like-elon-musk-and-william-macaskill-share-a-lack-of-concern-for-the-present-that-is-deeply-flawed-41967337.html Supporters of long-termism like Elon Musk and William MacAskill share a lack of concern for the present that is deeply flawed

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