There are probably a class of people for whom working on AI alignment is not worth it/optimal/their concern before crunch time, but becomes their main focus once crunch time is officially declared. Something akin to sleeper agents, if you will.
There should be a network ready to tap on these people’s assets/skills when the signal is launched.
Strongly agree. There’s lots of people who might not seem worth funding at the moment, but when it comes to crunch time, EA should be prepared to burn money.