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The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ord, Toby

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We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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ISBN 9781526600226
Released AU 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781526600226
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ord, Toby
Category Risk Assessment
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social Forecasting, Futurology
Nuclear Issues
Artificial Intelligence
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 303.49
Weight 714g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Social prediction, Social ecology, Human ecology, World politics - 21st century
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly