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EA Global: San Francisco 2019

Note: Some of the mathematical notation in this talk was mistakenly altered during the video production process. You can see the slides with correct notation at this link.

Many people in the EA community hope to make the world better by influencing events in the far future. But if the future can potentially contain an infinite number of lives, and infinite total moral value, we face major challenges in understanding the impact of our actions and justifying any particular strategy. In this academic session, Hayden Wilkinson discusses how we might be able to face these challenges — even if it means abandoning some of our current moral principles in the process.

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