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The five biggest threats to human existence


Written by Dr Anders Sandberg, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology


In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, called existential risks, that threaten to wipe out humanity. These risks are not just for big disasters, but for the disasters that could end history.

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Anders Sandberg
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