Existential risks: analyzing human extinction scenarios and related hazards
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 abstract
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N. B. Dr Bostrom was based at the Department of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut when this article was published.
Citation: Bostrom, N. (2002). 'Existential risks: analyzing human extinction scenarios and related hazards', Journal of Evolution and Technology, 9. [Available at http://jetpress.org/volume9/risks.html].
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