Existential Risk Prevention as Global Priority

  title={Existential Risk Prevention as Global Priority},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
  journal={Global Policy},
risks are those that threaten the entire future of humanity. Many theories of value imply that even relatively small reductions in net existential risk have enormous expected value. Despite their importance, issues surrounding human-extinction risks and related hazards remain poorly understood. In this article, I clarify the concept of existential risk and develop an improved classification scheme. I discuss the relation between existential risks and basic issues in axiology, and show how… Expand

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