RyanCarey comments on Cosmic EA: How Cost Effective Is Informing ET? - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: RyanCarey 31 December 2017 02:37:10PM 2 points [-]

Perhaps you could re-evaluation this question in light of Bostrom's findings in Astronomical Waste? The overriding impacts relate to risk of extinction of all life (which alien contact could bring about, or perhaps could avoid) rather than opportunity costs of technological development.