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The following sources provide an introduction to
issues of catastrophic
risk, including those associated with a variety of
Things by us
in its final century? A TED talk by Martin
Final Century? (2003) and From
Here to Infinity (2011) — books by
of catastrophic risk. An editorial in Science
(8 March 2013) by Martin Rees.
— Can we keep it in the box? A brief
introduction to the issues in the case of AI,
with links to further reading, by Huw Price and
Intelligence Stairway. A public lecture by
Jaan Tallinn at Sydney
Ideas, July 2012 (introduced by Huw
Cabs and Copenhagen: My Route to Existential
Risk. Huw Price in the New York Times.
as we know it. Max Tegmark at Edge.
Things by others
the future doesn't need us. A classic and
controversial piece by Bill
Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Risk and Response (2005). An
important book by Richard
Posner — "worth
the price of the book simply for Posner's lively
and readable summary
of the apocalyptic dystopias that serious
scientists judge to be
An excellent recent profile of the work of Nick
Bostrom and his colleagues at the Future of
Humanity Institute, Oxford.
[To be continued]