Google+ The World 2 Come: Existential Risks

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Existential Risks

Keywords: existential risk, 21st century, end of the world, technological singularity

"Because of accelerating technological progress, humankind may be rapidly approaching a critical phase in its history. In addition to well-known threats such as a nuclear holocaust, the prospects of radically transforming technologies like nanotech systems and machine intelligence present us with unprecedented opportunities and risks. Our future, and whether we will have a future at all, may well be determined by how we deal with these challenges.

This tribe is an open forum for a general discussion of human extinction scenarios - a discussion of all possible risks, their viability or implausibility, and what we can do to avoid them. Contributing tribe members are highly encouraged to read Nick Bostrom's essay, 'Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards' which can be found at"

Source: Existential Risks -

See also:
Are We Alone?

The Long Now Foundation: library

Save the world - J.R. Mooneyham
Timeline of Future Technology and Social Change - J.R. Mooneyham
The World in 2020 - Guardian
Chronicle of the Future - Times
Book of the Future - BBC
Visions of the 21st Century - Time
Views of the Future - BT
Robotic Nation - Marshall Brain
The Anglosphere Challenge - James C. Bennett
Time 2026 - Time
The Artilect War - Hugo de Garis
Lexicon of the Future - Accelerating Future
The Information Age - Encyclopedia Galactica

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