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💡 Think long term, act now
I had a nice chat with Oxford philosopher, Will MacAskill, when he was in Sweden this week to promote his book, What We Owe the Future.
I mentioned Kevin Kelly's next project, The hundred year desirable future. MacAskill really got going when I asked him to envision the future he wanted for humanity.
I'll try to get the interview out to you next week.
The Angry Optimist
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