Bostrom, Nick 1973-
Most widely held works by Nick Bostrom
Global catastrophic risks ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 libraries worldwide
"In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general artificial intelligence, and social collapse. The book also addresses over-arching issues - policy responses and methods for predicting and managing catastrophes." "Bostrom pioneered the concept of existential risk and the simulation argument. He developed the first mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects and is the author of a number of seminal studies on the implications of future technologies."--BOOK JACKET.
Human enhancement ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Anthropic bias : observation selection effects in science and philosophy by Nick Bostrom ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Global Catastrophic Risks by Nick Bostrom ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again. In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general.
H± : transhumanism and its critics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Institute for ethics and emerging technologies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Building gods ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A look at some of the issues and possibilities with regards to a posthuman or transhuman world, i.e., a world populated by artificial intelligences far smarter than humans, and humans who have been enhanced by computers or downloaded into computers.
The transhumanist FAQ by Nick Bostrom ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Frequently asked questions about transhumanism, the study of the ramification of future technologies and, according to the FAQ, an extension of humanism into evolution by technological means. "The trend is one of continuing progress in the development and use of global communications, body modification, and use of life extension techniques." Transhumans are in transition to the next step - posthumanity.
Anthropic principle Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence--Philosophy Bioethics Disasters Forecasting Genetic engineering Human beings Humanism Medical ethics Medical innovations--Social aspects Methodology Natural disasters Observation (Scientific method) Prenatal diagnosis Risk assessment Science--Moral and ethical aspects Selectivity (Psychology) Technology and civilization Technology--Moral and ethical aspects Technology--Philosophy
Boström, Nick, 1973-