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Anders Sandberg on Grand Futures and the Limits of Physics

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December 22, 2022
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Anders Sandberg joins the podcast to discuss how big the future could be and what humanity could achieve at the limits of physics.

 

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Timestamps:
00:00
00:58 Does it make sense to write long books now?
06:53 Is it possible to understand all of science now?
10:44 What is exploratory engineering?
15:48 Will humanity develop a completed science?
21:18 How much of possible technology has humanity already invented?
25:22 Which sciences have made the most progress?
29:11 How materially wealthy could humanity become?
39:34 Does a grand futures depend on space travel?
49:16 Trade between proponents of different moral theories
53:13 How does physics limit our ethical options?
55:24 How much could our understanding of physics change?
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