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Bostrom, Nick 1973-

Works: 15 works in 69 publications in 6 languages and 2,267 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: GB5014, 006.301
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Most widely held works about Nick Bostrom
Most widely held works by Nick Bostrom
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies by Nick Bostrom( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence
Global catastrophic risks by Nick Bostrom( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Human enhancement( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropic bias : observation selection effects in science and philosophy by Nick Bostrom( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine filosofie van de volmaakte mens : een persoonlijke bloemlezing by Bas Heijne( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofische teksten over de impact van technische ontwikkelingen op de toekomst van de mens
H : transhumanism and its critics( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity+/-: Transhumanism and Its Critics brings together sixteen of the foremost advocates and critics of transhumanism to debate the promises and perils of bioengineering an improved humanity. As it turns out, transhumanism is a catalyst for profound philosophical and theological inquiry. If the idea of a fixed human nature no longer applies, can we still speak of humane dignities and essential human rights? Should we try to limit the development of certain technologies? Is it even possible? Are the new sciences and technologies hailed by transhumanists just wishful thinking? And which utopic and dystopic visions have the power to motivate us to build a more wholesome, just, and sustainable tomorrow? This volume does much to advance critical dialogue on the future course of our species and our planet
Chao ji zhi neng : lu xian tu wei xian xing yu ying dui ce lüe by Nick Bostrom( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintelligence : the coming machine intelligence revolution by Nick Bostrom( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Znanstveni prerok by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rizici globalnih katastrofa( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Serbian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kognitivno izboljševanje : metode, etika, regulativni izzivi by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transhumanist FAQ by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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
Building gods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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
Institute for ethics and emerging technologies( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Human enhancementAnthropic bias : observation selection effects in science and philosophyH : transhumanism and its criticsInstitute for ethics and emerging technologies