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Cold Takes Audio
Cold Takes Audio
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Amateur read-throughs of blog posts on Cold-Takes.com, for those who prefer listening to reading. Available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere... more

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Episodes

The Track Record of Futurists Seems ... Fine

We scored mid-20th-century sci-fi writers on nonfiction predictions. They weren't great, but weren't terrible either. Maybe doing futurism works fine.https://www.cold-takes.com/the-track-record-of-futurists-seems-fine/

30 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
Nonprofit Boards are Weird

With great power comes, er, unclear responsibility and zero accountability. https://www.cold-takes.com/nonprofit-boards-are-weird-2/

23 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
AI Could Defeat All Of Us Combined

How big a deal could AI misalignment be? About as big as it gets.https://www.cold-takes.com/ai-could-defeat-all-of-us-combined/

07 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Useful Vices for Wicked Problems

Investigating important topics with laziness, impatience, hubris and self-preservation.https://www.cold-takes.com/useful-vices-for-wicked-problems/

12 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
Ideal governance (for companies, countries and more)

What kind of governance system should you set up, if you're starting from scratch and can do it however you... more

05 Apr 2022 · 17 minutes
Debating myself on whether “extra lives lived” are as good as “deaths prevented”

Preventing extinction would be good - but "saving 8 billion lives" good or "saving a trillion trillion trillion lives" good?https://www.cold-takes.com/debating-myself-on-whether-extra-lives-lived-are-as-good-as-deaths-prevented/

29 Mar 2022 · 20 minutes
The Wicked Problem Experience

A day in the life of trying to complete a self-assigned project with no clear spec or goal. https://www.cold-takes.com/the-wicked-problem-experience/

02 Mar 2022 · 14 minutes
Learning By Writing

22 Feb 2022 · 16 minutes
Defending One-Dimensional Ethics

First in a series of dialogues on utilitarianism and "future-proof ethics."https://www.cold-takes.com/defending-one-dimensional-ethics/

15 Feb 2022 · 26 minutes
Future-Proof Ethics

Ethics based on common sense seems to have a horrible historical track record. Can we do better?https://www.cold-takes.com/future-proof-ethics/

02 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
Cold Takes Audio
The Track Record of Futurists Seems ... Fine
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