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Electromagnetic disaster could cost trillions and affect millions. We need to be prepared

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Opinion piece about the dangers of electromagnetic disasters by Dr Anders Sandberg, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology.

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An electromagnetic disaster might cost trillions, harm millions of people and weaken society – perhaps on a global scale. It is a global catastrophic risk worth reducing. But it does not represent an existential risk just yet. But we are rapidly becoming more dependent on our fragile and vast electrical infrastructure. Some insulation is needed.

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