John Maxwell

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Donations

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
US $22,000Center For Applied Rationality; Machine Intelligence Research Institute; Future of Humanity Institute2013
~US $4,000Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Improving rationality or science
Political reform
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Contributing to Less Wrong, giving money to FHI/MIRI, helping EAs with their careers, sharing links related to EA/rationality on social media.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
15
Diet: 
Meat-eating
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2011
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
LessWrong
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
LessWrong
Abstract philosophical arguments on Aaron Swartz' blog
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
11-20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
34%-66% chance I will take this path in the future.

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United States
City: 
San Francisco
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
No