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We live in a genuinely uniue period of human history one in which the alarmist's hackneyed warning that “The end is near” could actually come true The world is cluttered with increasingly powerful advanced technologies Global warming and biodiversity loss are unchecked catastrophes that will likely push society to the brink of collapse How are we to respond to this situation What can we do to maximize the probability of a. Well that was a wild rideInto a dark bottomless pit of depressionNo I jest This was very good though It dealt with existential catastrophes literally catastrophes that could end existence as the name might have clued you in in comprehensible ways Or I guess as comprehensive as the end of yourselfhumanityeverything can be Phil Torres manages to inject some much needed humor into these major issues while still taking all of them seriously as outlandish as death by nanobots seems to be or is it outlandish He also does a really respectful job of dealing with religion while pointing out shall we say the flaws inherent in the system Worth a read if you feel like experiencing a sense of panic leveled out by preparatory calm

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The End by Phil TorrPositive outcome for our species The End surveys the expanding wilderness of big picture hazards before us It offers a comprehensive and detailed analysis of our evolving existential predicament which includes risks from synthetic biology nanotechnology nuclear weaponry and possibly soon superintelligence But understanding the science of risks isn't enough to effectively mitigate them one must also understand the social poli. A must read for anyone who wants to see the future capabilities of AI

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The End by Phil Torres Read » 0 ¹ [PDF / Epub] ✩ The End ☉ Phil Torres – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk We live in a genuinely uniue period of human history one in which the alarmist's hackneyed warning that “The end is near” could actually come true The world is cluttered with increasingly powerful We live in a genuinely uniue periodTical and especially religious contexts in which advanced technologies are being developed The End provides this knowledge by showing how faith based belief in religious eschatologies or end times narratives is inching us ever closer to a secular apocalypse Action needs to be taken immediately to avert a disaster The uestion is whether humanity will choose reason over faith observation over revelation and science over religio. Very interesting primer on eschatology and where the eyes of experts are pointed The lack of attention given to climate change is most definitely alarming