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Apr 17, 2023Liked by Bentham's Bulldog

This is mind-boggling. My scepticism about progress just ratcheted up a notch.

The forces against changing this are vastly powerful too. My chosen supplier of 'ethical beef' (slaughtered in the animal's home field at very small scale) just went into administration. The market for cheap unhappy flesh is hard to reform.

Great piece, thanks.

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Thanks!

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Apr 17, 2023Liked by Bentham's Bulldog

And we've got octopus farming to scale up yet.

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Apr 16, 2023Liked by Bentham's Bulldog

Good read

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Doubtful. The worst thing in the world is probably someone increasing the risk of suffering based AGI by a tiny amount.

But yeah if we were torturing 32,000,000,000 babies/year that would also be pretty bad.

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I was talking about actual badness not expected badness. In terms of expected badness, things that affect the entire future might be worse.

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