Hel­lish ex­is­ten­tial catastrophe

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A hellish existential catastrophe (sometimes called a hyper existential catastrophe (Bostrom 2014)) is a catastrophe that not only destroys humanity’s long-term potential but also creates negative value on an astronomical scale.


Althaus, David & Lukas Gloor (2019) Reducing risks of astronomical suffering: a neglected priority, Center on Long-Term Risk, August.

Bostrom, Nick (2014) Crucial considerations and wise philanthropy, Effective Altruism, July 9.

Ord, Toby (2020) The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

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