May 29, 2014

Doom x5 !

Existential threatI have a piece in The Conversation: The five biggest threats to human existence.

My current list is

  1. Nuclear war
  2. Engineered pathogens
  3. Superintelligence
  4. Nanotechnology
  5. Unknown unknowns

Nanotechnology is in a sense a stand-in for all technologies making it easier to realize whatever people wish fast and cheaply.

Next time I will write a list of the threats you have never heard of.

Posted by Anders3 at May 29, 2014 02:02 PM