Global Existential Risks
Global Poverty
This world-famous Princeton philosopher visited Haverford’s campus in 2016. He donated his $10,000 honorarium to Against Malaria Foundation
What is Peter Singer?
Name three risks that could cause 10% or more of the population to die
What is global pandemics, meteor strike, nuclear war, artificial intelligence, extreme climate change?
This famous EA organization rigorously analyzes charities to find the best organizations to donate to
What is GiveWell?
Name three EA organizations.
What is whatever the judges agree on?
True or false: for every one dog or cat euthanized in a shelter, there exists roughly 3,400 factory farmed animals, according to Animal Charity Evaluators
What is true?
This Facebook cofounder is the youngest self-made billionaire in history. He started the foundation Good Ventures with his $8b fortune. Good Ventures works closes with GiveWell and started the Open Philanthropy Project with them. Name this celebrity who made a large and unexpected gift to the HIllary Clinton 2016 campaign.
Who is Dustin Dustin Moskovitz?
Name this famous historical incident that is the closest humanity has come to deliberate nuclear war.
What is the Cuban Missile Crisis?
GiveWell roughly estimates that on average, a life can be saved with around $3,000 to this organization?
What is the Against Malaria Foundation?
This term refers to the act of researching where help is most needed in the world, to ensure that one is maximizing their impact. Otherwise known as avoiding "picking a cause before picking a cause" using feelings alone.
What is cause neutrality?
According to Wikipedia, this country has the highest proportion of people eating a vegetarian or vegan diet, with 28.8%
What is India?
This Poker pro, model, and TV presenter cofounded the EA charity Raising for Effective Giving (REG). REG fundraises for EA causes from poker pros. In 2016 they raised $1.5m from a budget of only $87k. Name this celebrity who is best known for being Facebook friends with Arjun.
Who is Liv Boeree?
Nick Bostrom, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, wrote this 2014 book on the threat of advanced artificial intelligence. It convinced Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and others to declare their worry about AI. Elon Musk stated that AI could be more dangerous than nukes. Name the book.
What is Superintelligence?
This infectious disease was responsible for 300-500 million deaths in the 20th century. It was finally eradicated in 1979.
What is smallpox?
This pledge to donate 10% of one’s lifetime income has been taken by more than 2500 people so far, donating $20m and pledging about $1.3b in lifetime earnings.
What is the Giving What We Can pledge?
Paul was a German animal who shot to worldwide fame by correctly predicting all of Germany's results at the 2010 soccer world cup. What type of animal was he?
What is an Octopus?
This famous cosmologist at MIT is sometimes referred to as “Mad Max” for his unorthodox ideas. “He has over 200 publications, of which nine have been cited over 500 times.” He wrote the book Our Mathematical Universe and cofounded the Future of Life Institute.
Who is Max Tegmark?
Two diseases have wiped out 5% or more of the world’s population in the past. One of them is the infamous black plague. Name the other one.
What is the Spanish Flu?
According to the World Bank’s most recent estimates, in 2013, “___ % of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day, compared to 12.4 percent in 2012. That’s down from 35 percent in 1990.”
What is 10.7 percent?
These are the three main ways used to prioritize causes.
What is scale, neglectedness, and tractability?
This famous billionaire CEO and celebrity has been working his entire life to start companies to do the most good. In college at UPenn in the 80s/90s, he thought about the 5 things most likely to influence the future of humanity and eventually ended up working on several of them. He is worshipped as a demi-god in many circles, especially Silicon Valley. One could jokingly refer to him as _____, the First of His Name, King of Mars, Lord of the Electric Cars, Protector of the Realm, Father of Dragons and Falcons.
Who is Elon Musk?
Name 3 organizations working on existential risk/global catastrophic risk reduction.
What is Future of Humanity, MIRI, Future of Life?
The median personal income in the US falls under the richest ___ %
What is 3.7%
This EA college chapter is the most famous college club in the world. All its members are amazing and kind and awesome. They are spoken about in awed, hushed tones in the rest of the world. The chapter recently brought Peter Singer to campus. Their most recent activity however is creating the best jeopardy quiz ever created, and hosting it with panache on Feb 5 2017.
What is obviously Haverford EA and should be a 100-value question?
If humans grew at the same rate as this kind of factory-farmed animal, a baby would weigh 500 lbs by age 10 according to countinganimals.com (a ten-year old will weighs around 80 lb)
What is a chicken?