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Existential risks: analyzing human extinction scenarios and related hazards

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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...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Evolution and Technology Journal website
Volume:
9
Publication date:
2002-03-05
ISSN:
1541-0099
URN:
uuid:827452c3-fcba-41b8-86b0-407293e6617c
Local pid:
ora:1665

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