Long-term trajectories of human civilization

  title={Long-term trajectories of human civilization},
  author={Seth D. Baum and Stuart Armstrong and Timoteus Ekenstedt and Olle H{\"a}ggstr{\"o}m and Robin Hanson and Karin Kuhlemann and Matthijs M. Maas and James D. Miller and Markus Salmela and Anders Sandberg and Kaj Sotala and Phil Torres and Alexey Turchin and Roman V Yampolskiy},
PurposeThis paper aims to formalize long-term trajectories of human civilization as a scientific and ethical field of study. The long-term trajectory of human civilization can be defined as the path that human civilization takes during the entire future time period in which human civilization could continue to exist.Design/methodology/approachThis paper focuses on four types of trajectories: status quo trajectories, in which human civilization persists in a state broadly similar to its current… 

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