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How much do humans need to cooperate in order to survive?

Existential risks are thorny problems. They generally can’t be solved by one person working alone. Success will almost certainly require deep cooperation among all countries. In fact, existential risks can be categorized according to how much coope...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 17, 2016

How much do humans need to cooperate in order to survive?

Existential risks are thorny problems. They generally can’t be solved by one person working alone. Success will almost certainly require deep cooperation among all countries. In fact, existential risks can be categorized according to how much coope...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 17, 2016

Cooperate or perish: Minimal levels of collaboration needed to save the world

One way to quantify the danger posed by an existential risk is to examine how much countries will need to cooperate in order to avoid it. Since successful avoidance of an existential risk can be considered a public good (something that benefits the w...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 3, 2016

Cooperate or perish: Minimal levels of collaboration needed to save the world

One way to quantify the danger posed by an existential risk is to examine how much countries will need to cooperate in order to avoid it. Since successful avoidance of an existential risk can be considered a public good (something that benefits the w...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 3, 2016

Humanity must flourish to survive

We live in a universe that is very hostile to life as we know it. The only habitable place we’ve found so far is the place we grew up: a thin layer atop the surface of the Earth. This is an incredibly small fraction of all volume in the known unive...
by Vision of Earth on May 26, 2016

Humanity must flourish to survive

We live in a universe that is very hostile to life as we know it. The only habitable place we’ve found so far is the place we grew up: a thin layer atop the surface of the Earth. This is an incredibly small fraction of all volume in the known unive...
by Vision of Earth on May 26, 2016

How likely is human extinction due to a natural pandemic?

A pandemic is the rapid spread of an infectious disease across a large region. Global pandemics will likely occur in the future, but their danger is very hard to estimate. So far, pandemics have received far more attention than other natural existent...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 21, 2016

How likely is human extinction due to a natural pandemic?

A pandemic is the rapid spread of an infectious disease across a large region. Global pandemics will likely occur in the future, but their danger is very hard to estimate. So far, pandemics have received far more attention than other natural existent...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 21, 2016

What will cause human extinction: natural disaster or human folly?

Existential risks can be divided into two groups: those that are caused by nature and those that are caused by humans (also known as anthropogenic risks). Natural risks come from the physical processes of the Earth, sun, and universe at large. These...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 7, 2016

What will cause human extinction: natural disaster or human folly?

Existential risks can be divided into two groups: those that are caused by nature and those that are caused by humans (also known as anthropogenic risks). Natural risks come from the physical processes of the Earth, sun, and universe at large. These...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 7, 2016

The difference between existential risks and global catastrophic risks

A global catastrophic risk is a possible future event that would cause severe harm to humans on a global scale. An existential risk is a global catastrophic risk that has a chance of rendering humanity extinct.
by Vision of Earth on Mar 6, 2016

The difference between existential risks and global catastrophic risks

A global catastrophic risk is a possible future event that would cause severe harm to humans on a global scale. An existential risk is a global catastrophic risk that has a chance of rendering humanity extinct.
by Vision of Earth on Mar 6, 2016

What is an existential risk?

An existential risk is a possible future event that could potentially cause the extinction of humans or the permanent destruction of our ability to thrive. Studying them is very challenging, but given what is at stake, existential risks need to be st...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 5, 2016

What is an existential risk?

An existential risk is a possible future event that could potentially cause the extinction of humans or the permanent destruction of our ability to thrive. Studying them is very challenging, but given what is at stake, existential risks need to be st...
by Vision of Earth on Mar 5, 2016


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