Topics Discussed: Grabby aliens, War and competition, Global government, Humanity’s future, Hello aliens, UFO sightings, Conspiracy theories, Elephant in the brain, Medicine, Institutions, Physics, Artificial intelligence, Economics, Political science, Advice for young people, Darkest moments, Love and loss, Immortality, Simulation hypothesis, Meaning of life.

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Robin Hanson

Robin Dale Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He is known for his work on idea futures and markets, and he was involved in the creation of the Foresight Institute's Foresight Exchange and DARPA's FutureMAP project. He invented market scoring rules like LMSR (Logarithmic Market Scoring Rule) used by prediction markets such as Consensus Point (where Hanson is Chief Scientist), and has conducted research on signaling.

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