Re: Top 10 ways the world will end

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 20:18:32 MST wrote:
> This leaves ecosystem collapse, biotech disaster and global epidemic,
> all variations on the same topic. To these we should add the other two
> members of Bill Joy's unholy trinity, nanotech disaster and runaway AI
> (an unfriendly singularity). If the human race has been wiped out a
> century from now I would think it would be due to one of these causes.
> I'm not sure how to rank their likelihood.

I think Nick Bostrom's Existential Risks paper is currently one of
the more definitive works in this area. Check it out if you haven't yet

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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