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The Precipice

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The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity is a book by Toby Ord. It was published on 5 March 2020.

The book is an extended argument for the conclusion that reducing existential risk is the fundamental challenge of our time. The book’s title refers to a period of heightened risk which humanity must navigate safely to realize its long-term potential. Ord dates the beginning of this period to the Trinity test, when the first atomic bomb was detonated.

Bibliography

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

Wiblin, Robert, Arden Koehler & Keiran Harris (2020) Toby Ord on The Precipice and humanity’s potential futures, 80,000 Hours, March 7.

External links

The Precipice. Official website.

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existential risk | existential security | long-term future | Toby Ord | Trinity

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