How can we help humans thrive trillions of years from now? This philosopher has a plan


Philosopher William MacAskill coined the term "longtermism" to convey the idea that humans have a moral responsibility to protect the future of humanity, prevent it from going extinct and create a better future for many generations to come. He outlines this concept in his new book, What We Owe the Future.

William MacAskill’s book, What We Owe the Future, urges today’s humans to protect future humans — an idea he calls longtermism. Here are a few of his hardly modest proposals.

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