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Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. The detonation occurred on 16 July 1945 at 11:29:45 UTC. According to Toby Ord, Trinity marks the beginning of “The Precipice”, a period of heightened existential risk which humanity must navigate safely to realize its long-term potential (Ord 2020: ch. 4).

Bibliography

Else, Jon (1981) The day after Trinity.

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

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists | existential risk | existential security | Manhattan Project | nuclear warfare | Russell–Einstein Manifesto

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