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Global catastrophic risks

Author: edited by Nick Bostrom, Milan M. �Cirkovi�c. �Cirkovi�c, Milan M. ; ; Nick Bostrom; Milan M Ćirković
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Nick Bostrom, Milan M. �Cirkovi�c. �Cirkovi�c, Milan M. ; ; Nick Bostrom; Milan M Ćirković
ISBN: 9780198570509 0198570503 9780199606504 0199606501
OCLC Number: 191245880
Description: xxii, 554 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Long-term astrophysical processes / Fred C. Adams --
Evolution theory and the future of humanity / Christopher Wills --
Millennial tendencies in responses to apocalyptic threats / James J. Hughes --
Cognitive biases potentially affecting judgment of global risks / Eliezer Yudkowsky --
Observation selection effects and global catastrophic risks / Milan M. Ćirković --
Systems-based risk analysis / Yacov Y. Haimes --
Catastrophes and insurance / Peter Taylor --
Public policy toward catastrophe / Richard A. Posner --
Super-volcanism and other geophysical processes of catastrophic import / Michael R. Rampino --
Hazards from comets and asteroids / William Napier --
Influence of supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, solar flares, and cosmic rays on the terrestrial environment / Arnon Dar --
Climate change and global risk / David Frame and Myles R. Allen --
Plagues and pandemics : past, present, and future / Edwin Dennis Kilbourne --
Artificial Intelligence as a positive and negative factor in global risk / Eliezer Yudkowsky --
Big troubles, imagined and real / Frank Wilczek --
Catastrophe, social collapse, and human extinction / Robin Hanson --
The continuing threat of nuclear war / Joseph Cirincione --
Catastrophic nuclear terrorism : a preventable peril / Gary Ackerman and William C. Potter --
Biotechnology and biosecurity / Ali Nouri and Christopher F. Chyba --
Nanotechnology as global catastrophic risk / Chris Phoenix and Mike Treder --
The totalitarian threat / Bryan Caplan.
Responsibility: edited by Nick Bostrom, Milan M. Ćirković.
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A Global Catastrophic Risk is one that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This book focuses on such risks arising from natural catastrophes  Read more...

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[Provides] a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations. * Nature * We should welcome this fascinating and provocative book. * Martin J Rees Read more...

 
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