La destruction de l’humanité par la technologie comme discipline universitaire

27 November 2012
by Jean-Laurent Cassely

At first admired by sci-fi screenwriters and disaster filmmakers (from "2001" to "Terminator"), the destruction of humanity through technology is now a university discipline.

At Cambridge University, a study center of the existential risk -The Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) - whose next opening is announced by the Site Engineering and Technology magazine, will focus on the risks to on the human species, be it bio- or nanotechnologies, extreme climate change or artificial intelligence.

The center, scheduled to begin work next year, was founded by three people: Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, Professor of cosmology and astrophysics Martin Rees, and Professor of Philosophy Huw Price. The latter explains the reasons why the university has to address these existential risks:

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