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Existential risks: analyzing human extinction scenarios and related hazards

  title={Existential risks: analyzing human extinction scenarios and related hazards},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
Because of accelerating technological progress, humankind may be rapidly approaching a critical phase in its career. In addition to well-known threats such as nuclear holocaust, the propects 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. In the case of radically transforming technologies… Expand

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