Sci fi author and historian Ada Palmer's passion for the history of thought is fully transmitted, here, extremely good interview http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~5/4471ZdmO-Go/821277562-singularity1on1-ada-palmer.mp3
I teared up a couple of times during this because it's... it's essentially the story of our creation, not the biological part, the intellectual part, and I hadn't heard this part of it before, she shows us each of the sparks that had to take before any of our unprecedented hopes could birth
But I dunno. Apparently there's going to be a fourth book in the Terra Ignota series after the third that's coming soon. So far, Terra Ignota has dealt a lot with the longtermist archetype (The Utopians), living gods, technological power assymetries, war and peace, that's all extremely relevant to alignmentism, so she might get into it eventually. And a bunch of popular accounts of longtermist x-risk came out recently that someone has hopefully gotten her to read..
(oh wait no yeah, three books have already come through, I was confused by the way she was talking about the fourth because I thought it had already been pretty much finished, but I think she suggests it's receiving more work?)
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