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              Books by Toby Ord

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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
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Hardback)

              By Ord, Toby

              • RRP: $71.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              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 9781526600219
              Released AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Moral Uncertainty

              Moral Uncertainty (Hardback)

              By MacAskill, William; Bykvist, Krister; Ord, Toby

              • RRP: $102.99
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              How should we make decisions when we're uncertain about what we ought, morally, to do? Decision-making in the face of fundamental moral uncertainty is underexplored terrain: MacAskill, Bykvist, and Ord argue that there are distinctive norms by which it is governed, and which depe...nd on the nature of one's moral beliefs.
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              ISBN 9780198722274
              Released AU 12 Mar 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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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 (EPUB ebook)

              By Ord, Toby

              The world is in the midst of what may be the most deadly pandemic of the past 100 years. Threats to humanity, and how we address them, define our time. 'Splendid . . . The Precipice is a powerful book, written with a philosopher's eye . . . Ord's love for humanity and hope for it...s future is infectious' Spectator We live during the most important era of human history. In the twentieth century, we developed the means to destroy ourselves - without developing the moral framework to ensure we won't. This is the Precipice, and how we respond to it will be the most crucial decision of our time. Oxford moral philosopher Toby Ord explores the risks to humanity's future, from the familiar man-made threats of climate change and nuclear war, to the potentially greater, more unfamiliar threats from engineered pandemics and advanced artificial intelligence. With clear and rigorous thinking, Ord calculates the various risk levels, and shows how our own time fits within the larger story of human history. We can say with certainty that the novel coronavirus does not pose such a risk. But could the next pandemic? And what can we do, in our present moment, to face the risks head on? A major work that brings together the disciplines of physics, biology, earth and computer science, history, anthropology, statistics, international relations, political science and moral philosophy, The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it. 'Ord's analysis of the science is exemplary . . . Thrillingly written' Sunday Times 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker 'Many people have recently found that they want to read books offering the grandest perspectives possible on human existence, such as Sapiens . . . Toby Ord's new book is a startling and rigorous contribution to this genre that deserves to be just as widely read' Evening Standard *A Guardian Pick for 2020*
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              ISBN 9781526600196
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              Language en
              Released AU 5 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
               

              The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardback)

              By Ord, Toby

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              Drawing on over a decade of research, ... [the author] explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It puts them in the context of the greater story of humanity: showing how ending these risks is among the most pressing moral issues of our time. And it points the w...ay forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity --
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              ISBN 9780316484916
              Released AU 24 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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