Saturday, June 16, 2018

De-Extinction as Moral Hazard

So it turns out the term is being used by Stewart Brand in talking about de-extinction.

The section on de-extinction starts at 01:07 (one hour and seven minutes) and talks about a "frozen zoo" doing cryo-preservation that was accused of moral hazard at 01:11.

"If you can bring back an animal from extinction, why try to preserve it now?  Kill them and eat them now."

"Seat belts will make people drive recklessly and dangerously."
"Motorcycle helmets will make riders careless on the road."

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