Existential Risks: An Overview
Future Day 2014
Patrick Robotham
March 1, 2014
Should we care about the future?
Creditors care
Politicians and businesses don’t
Dynamic Inconsistency
Future is uncertain
The case for reducing existential risk
The case for reducing existential risk
Existential risks kill most smiley faces!
Existential risk vs global catastrophic risk
Humanity can recover from catastrophe
Nuclear War
Existential Risk Orgs
Lifeboat Foundation
Future of Humanity Institute
World Economic Forum
International Risk Governance ...
Further Reading
Bostrom, Nick, and Milan M. Cirkovic, eds. Global catastrophic
risks. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Bostr...
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  1. 1. Existential Risks: An Overview Future Day 2014 Patrick Robotham March 1, 2014
  2. 2. Should we care about the future? Creditors care Politicians and businesses don’t Dynamic Inconsistency Future is uncertain
  3. 3. The case for reducing existential risk
  4. 4. The case for reducing existential risk Existential risks kill most smiley faces!
  5. 5. Existential risk vs global catastrophic risk Humanity can recover from catastrophe
  6. 6. Nuclear War
  7. 7. Existential Risk Orgs Lifeboat Foundation Future of Humanity Institute World Economic Forum International Risk Governance Council Center for the Study of Existential Risk
  8. 8. Further Reading Bostrom, Nick, and Milan M. Cirkovic, eds. Global catastrophic risks. Oxford University Press, 2011. Bostrom, Nick. ”Existential risks.” Journal of Evolution and Technology 9 (2002). World Economic Forum. ”Global Risk Report 2014”

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