The Resource What we owe the future : a million-year view, William MacAskill

What we owe the future : a million-year view, William MacAskill

Label
What we owe the future : a million-year view
Title
What we owe the future
Title remainder
a million-year view
Statement of responsibility
William MacAskill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are remarkably early in the story of human civilisation. We are still five hundred million years away from the sterilisation of the Earth by the Sun, and one hundred trillion years away from the dying of the last stars. Leaving a shard of broken glass on the ground may harm someone tomorrow or one hundred thousand years hence. Our duty of care to each of those individuals is the same. Positively influencing the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. This is the idea fuelling a burgeoning movement of longtermist thinkers: it explains why Elon Musk is trying to colonise Mars and why Jeff Bezos spent
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacAskill, William
Dewey number
170
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Future life
  • Humanity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental ethics
  • Existential ethics
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Moral motivation
  • Responsibility
  • Social prediction
Label
What we owe the future : a million-year view, William MacAskill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780861544820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
What we owe the future : a million-year view, William MacAskill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780861544820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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