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Another in my ongoing series on existential risk...
Existential Risk and Identifiable Victims
Existential Risk and Identifiable Victims
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"How to create a library labelled, as simply as possible: ‘In case of apocalypse, read me.'"

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Carbon emissions reductions, Ebola, nuclear talks, and autonomous weapons systems.

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Ebola continues to raise questions about how we handle disease outbreaks. 

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Here's a blog post I've just finished, looking at existential risk through the lens of "precarity." I didn't make this part of my "series" on existential risk (to which I hope to return) but it is directly relevant to what I've previously written.
The Existential Precarity of Civilization
The Existential Precarity of Civilization
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Ebola is pretty scary. In it's current form, it should be easy to control in countries with a strong infrastructure. Only symptomatic people spread it and it doesn't spread that easily. But if it become widespread—ore even in endemic—in Africa, then the chances that it mutates into a form that could spread increase dramatically.

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Some scary near misses recently.

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This is a few months old, but is still interesting.
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