@TetraspaceGrouping I realize this doesn't make sense from an EV perspective but I just split my donations whenever I feel like this.
At the moment that means I donate to GiveWell Max Impact + MIRI. (Intending to get around to adding GWWC donor lottery sooner or later)
@delca If I understand you correctly: What you're missing is that he isn't proposing a strategy here.
He is aware that there's no way for everyone to suddenly stop developing the dangerous technology.
That's what he's complaining about: the local incentive is for everyone to defect, so everyone will defect.
Unfortunately, your strategy (the West defecting), fails to prevent everyone from dying. He's not proposing a solution; his expressing despair at the insolvability of the problem.
a Schelling point for those who seek one