My team (Rethink Priorities’ General Longtermism Team) is aiming to incubate 2-3 longtermist projects in 2023. I’m currently collecting a longlist of project ideas, which we’ll then research and evaluate, with the aim of kicking off the strongest projects (either via an internal pilot or collaboration with an external founder).
I’m interested in ideas for entrepreneurial or infrastructure projects (i.e., not research projects, though a project could be something like “create a new research institute focused on X”).
Some examples to give a sense of the type of ideas we’re interested in (without necessarily claiming that these specific ideas are particularly strong): An organization that lobbies for governments to install far UVC lights in government buildings; a third-party whistleblowing entity taking reports from leading AI labs; or a remote research institute for independent researchers. You can see a list of our existing ideas here.
I’ll begin reviewing the ideas on April 17, so ideas posted before then would be most helpful.