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Nuclear War from a Cosmic Perspective

@article{Tegmark2015NuclearWF,
  title={Nuclear War from a Cosmic Perspective},
  author={Max Tegmark},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1505.00246}
}
I discuss the impact of computer progress on nuclear war policy, both by enabling more accurate nuclear winter simulations and by affecting the probability of war starting accidentally. I argue that from a cosmic perspective, humanity's track record of risk mitigation is inexcusably pathetic, jeopardizing the potential for life to flourish for billions of years. 

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