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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
"Drawing on over a decade of research, ... [the author] explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It puts them in the context of the greater story of humanity: showing how ending these risks is among the most pressing moral issues of our time. And it points the way forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity"--
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Provided by publisher
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10889873
Cataloging source
JBL
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1979-
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Ord, Toby
Dewey number
303.4909/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM901
  • CB161
LC item number
  • .O73 2020
  • .O73 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social prediction
  • Social ecology
  • Human ecology
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
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existential risk and the future of humanity
Label
The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking to the present
  • Looking to our future
  • Looking to our past
  • Civilization virtues
  • Cosmic significance
  • Uncertainty
  • Our neglect of existential risks
  • Part two: the risks.
  • Natural risks.
  • Asteroids & comets
  • Part one: the stakes.
  • Supervolcanic eruptions
  • Stellar explosions
  • Other natural risks
  • The total natural risk
  • Anthropogenic risks.
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Climate change
  • Environmental damage
  • Future risks.
  • Pandemics
  • Introduction
  • Unaligned artificial intelligence
  • Dystopian scenarios
  • Other risks
  • Part three: the path forward.
  • The risk landscape.
  • Quantifying the risks
  • Combining and comparing risks
  • Risk factors
  • Which risks?
  • Safeguarding humanity.
  • Standing at the precipice.
  • Grand strategy for humanity
  • Risks without precedent
  • International coordination
  • Technological progress
  • Research on existential risk
  • What you can do
  • Our potential.
  • Duration
  • Scale
  • Quality
  • How we got here
  • Choices
  • Where we might go
  • The precipice
  • Existential risk.
  • Understanding existential risk
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780316484916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1148140169
  • (OCoLC)on1148140169
  • 667456
Label
The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity, Toby Ord
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Looking to the present
  • Looking to our future
  • Looking to our past
  • Civilization virtues
  • Cosmic significance
  • Uncertainty
  • Our neglect of existential risks
  • Part two: the risks.
  • Natural risks.
  • Asteroids & comets
  • Part one: the stakes.
  • Supervolcanic eruptions
  • Stellar explosions
  • Other natural risks
  • The total natural risk
  • Anthropogenic risks.
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Climate change
  • Environmental damage
  • Future risks.
  • Pandemics
  • Introduction
  • Unaligned artificial intelligence
  • Dystopian scenarios
  • Other risks
  • Part three: the path forward.
  • The risk landscape.
  • Quantifying the risks
  • Combining and comparing risks
  • Risk factors
  • Which risks?
  • Safeguarding humanity.
  • Standing at the precipice.
  • Grand strategy for humanity
  • Risks without precedent
  • International coordination
  • Technological progress
  • Research on existential risk
  • What you can do
  • Our potential.
  • Duration
  • Scale
  • Quality
  • How we got here
  • Choices
  • Where we might go
  • The precipice
  • Existential risk.
  • Understanding existential risk
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780316484916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1148140169
  • (OCoLC)on1148140169
  • 667456

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