Will MacAskill’s new book, What We Owe the Future
, is releasing this month. The book is MacAskill’s case for longtermism
, the view that positively influencing the longterm future is a key moral priority of our time. The book addresses a host of fascinating topics like artificial intelligence, pandemics, global conflict, stagnation, population ethics, and much more. We can’t wait. Preorder it here
We will be awarding prizes for the best reviews of the book — positive, critical, or analytic. Because the book comes out on August 16th in the US, this contest will extend over the next two months, concluding September 30th.
Prize: We’ll award $1000 to the most outstanding pieces.
Deadline: Opens August 2nd, What We Owe the Future is released August 16th, and the prize will close September 30th.
How to submit: When you have finished your piece, tweet a link to it and tag and follow our Twitter, @effective_ideas. If you’re not on Twitter, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Post Prize #4. Looking forward to reading them!