Fusion, wind turbines, cordlessness, distributed grids, and the 1.3 billion individuals living in darkness. A leading physicist joins us for an enlightening dinner where many aspects of the future of energy supply are expanded upon. A good opportunity to ask about if's of fission, the how's of fusion, and what goes on at ITER – the experimental fusion reactor currently being built in France.
What options are available for the post-mortem human body? We separate facts from fictions in this workshop on writing your last will, strategies for life insurance, and the possibilities and practicalities of cryonics. Biologist Victor Björk guides us through the cryonic preservation process, its current state, and the latest scientific updates from the emerging field of longevity research.
A basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. What are the arguments for and against its feasibility and desirability? This walkthrough introduces the main concepts, details on possible implementations, and examples from around the world where basic income has been on trial for shorter or longer periods, and what the learnings were.
Or rather, improve how well you use your brain. The Center for Applied Rationality holds exclusive and quite life-altering workshops. We build on their methodology and provide a crash course on how to understand the biases and fallacies that trip up our thinking, along with the intuition pumps and complementary tools to let your mind reach more of its potential.
A workshop and crash course on privacy and security, covering best practices, strategies, and the philosophy of maintaining your integrity in the digital landscape. Learn what tools to use for private browsing and communication even in high-surveillance environments, the dos and don'ts of public networks, how to secure your computer while travelling, how to store sensitive data, and more.
Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference is a 2015 book by William MacAskill. The reader is provided with core tools on how to improve the world by applying the scientific method and systematically determine where your marginal utility is the greatest. We read it together and discuss its implications for our own choices and ideals within the development sector, philanthropy, and development at large.