Global Catastrophic Risks

ISBN-10: 0199606501
ISBN-13: 9780199606504
Edition: 2011
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Description: A global catastrophic risk is a risk that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This text focuses on global catastrophic risks arising from natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, biological  More...

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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134

A global catastrophic risk is a risk that has the potential to inflict serious damage to human well-being on a global scale. This text focuses on global catastrophic risks arising from natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, biological weapons, advanced nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and social collapse.

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Program on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (ed., OUP, 2008), and Human Enhancement (ed., OUP, 2009). He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy.

Milan M. #x106;irkovi#x107; is a Research Professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade and a Research Associate of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University. His primary research interests are in the fields of astrobiology (habitability, SETI studies, catastrophic episodes in the history of life), astrophysical cosmology (baryonic dark matter, future of the universe), as well as philosophy of science (risk analysis, epistemology, future studies). He has authored or co-authored more than a hundred research papers.

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