Freezing ovarian tissue to extend fertility.
SoGive is not updating charity recommendations in light of the recent malaria vaccine news. Since I have made the point before that malaria vaccines reduce the value of bednets, it is worth considering the arguments here. Essentially, bednets still have value right now since it takes a while to roll out vaccines, so we shouldn’t neglect the people we can help today by waiting for the vaccine.
Things Marius Hobbhahn has changed their mind about.
A course on “The Great Problems”. Perhaps this is a class all people should take in high school.
A website which computes the probability of achieving AGI by certain dates.
I enjoyed this book review of George’s Progress and Poverty. I think a lot more work needs to go into how to practically implement a land value tax and how the principle applies to other domains (For example, George considered solar energy to be part of “land”. How might this change interstellar colonization?).
I went through a lot of posts on the blog Reflective Disequilibrium recently, here are some I particularly enjoyed:
- Flow-through effects of saving a life through the ages on life-years lived
- Rawls’ original position, potential people, and Pascal’s Mugging
- Population ethics and inaccessible populations
- Flow-through effects of innovation through the ages
- Breeding happier animals: no futuristic tech required
- I also found many of the posts on labor mobility and animals interesting