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The Resource The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord

The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord

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The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity
Title
The precipice
Title remainder
existential risk and the future of humanity
Statement of responsibility
Toby Ord
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humanity stands at a precipice. We live at a time of unprecedented innovation. Technology is accelerating faster than at any point in history, granting us ever greater power, and creating ever greater risk. In the twentieth century, we developed the means to destroy ourselves -- without developing the moral framework to ensure that we won't. "The Precipice" introduces us to the risks to humanity's future, from the familiar man-made threats of climate change and nuclear war, to the greater risks on the horizon from engineered pandemics and advanced artificial intelligence. With clear and rigorous thinking, Toby Ord calculates the various risk levels, and shows how our own time fits within the larger story of human history. Can we protect the legacy of the hundred billion who have come before us, and secure a future for the trillions of generations that could follow? What can we do, in our present moment, to face the risks head on? Guided by a positive vision of the long-term future, "The Precipice" is a call for a new ethical perspective -- a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it
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1979-
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Ord, Toby
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social prediction
  • Social ecology
  • Human ecology
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
Label
The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526600219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526600219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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