Category:Existential Risk

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"We address two distinct forms of existential risk:

The death of humanity and the death of our humanity.

1) The first form of existential risk is how the term is usually understood: existential risk as the death of the human species. And extinction or near-extinction event. Catastrophic risk refers to events that will cause the death or extreme suffering of large segments of humanity.

2) The second form of existential risk is equally threatening, but more insidious. The death of our humanity might be caused, for example, by a pervasive, digitally mediated environment, based on the lowest common denominator of the human experience, which effectively generates degraded humans without any genuine free will, personhood, or dignity. Protecting and preserving the value of personhood, therefore, must animate efforts to avert the death of our humanity."

- David J. Temple, CosmoErotic Humanism

Pages in category "Existential Risk"

The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total.