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The Precipice by Toby Ord, Part 1

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Flashcards from part 1 (intro, chapter 1 & chapter 2) of The Precipice by Toby Ord.

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Text Name some bad things that followed from the Agricultural Revolution (in the short term): {{c1::Drop in quality of life, more work, reduced nutrition, increased disease}}
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Text 3 layers of complexity re: economic explanation as to why existential risk are neglected:- {{c1::Public good: markets neglect them}}- {{c1::Global public good: nations neglect them}}- {{c1::Inter-generational global public good: undervalued by very large factor}}
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Text Humanity is approximately {{c1::200,000}} years old(Source: The Precipice)
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