I'm Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, CSER and MetaMed. AMA.
hi, i'm jaan tallinn, a founding engineer of skype and kazaa, as well as a co-founder of cambridge center for the study of existential risk and a new personalised medical research company called metamed. ask me anything.
my history in a nutshell: i'm from estonia, where i studied physics, spent a decade developing computer games (hope the ancient server can cope!), participated in the development of kazaa and skype, figured out that to further maximise my causal impact i should join the few good people who are trying to reduce existential risks, and ended up co-founding CSER and metamed.
as a fun side effect of my obsession with causal impact, i have had the privilege of talking to philosophers in the last couple of years (as all important topics seem to bottom out in philosophy!) about things like decision theory and metaphysics.