The precipice : existential risk and the future of humanity
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New York : Hachette Books, [2020]., , ©2020.
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x, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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New York : Hachette Books, [2020]., , ©2020.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-460) and index.
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"If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years – enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk. With the advent of nuclear weapons, humanity entered a new age, where we face existential catastrophes – those from which we could never come back. Since then, these dangers have only multiplied, from climate change to engineered pathogens and artificial intelligence. If we do not act fast to reach a place of safety, it will soon be too late. Drawing on over a decade of research, The Precipice 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 way forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity."--inside jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ord, T. (2020). The precipice: existential risk and the future of humanity . Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ord, Toby, 1979-. 2020. The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. Hachette Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ord, Toby, 1979-. The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity Hachette Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ord, Toby. The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity Hachette Books, 2020.

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