[ExI] epic fail videos save lives

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Apr 29 18:56:18 UTC 2013

On 29/04/2013 19:23, spike wrote:
> Thanks Epic Fails.  Your pain and suffering is not in vain.
Really good point!

Given how stupidly we humans update risk, this might actually work. I 
just spent the day in the stratosphere of insurance, and can report that 
even big insurance companies often adopt new forms of risk management 
only after a disaster has visibly occured (they blame the market, which 
doesn't want insurance against stuff it has not seen in gory detail yet 
- same thing).

"Dont try this at home" followed by a cool result is much more dangerous 
than somebody saying it and then walking into a combine harvester.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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