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A Primer on the Doomsday Argument | anthropic

Rarely does philosophy produce empirical predictions. The Doomsday argument is an important exception. From seemingly trivial premises it seeks to …

Mathematics

We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction

An Oxford philosopher argues that we are not adequately accounting for technology's risks—but his solution to the problem is not for Luddites.<p>Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth. We have learned to worry about asteroids and …

existential risks: threats to humanity's survival

contents<p>Frequently Asked Questions<p>What is an existential risk?<br>• What are the biggest existential risks?<br>• How likely is it that humanity will succumb to …