Letter responding to New Scientist Editorial: the fate of civilisation is in our hands

25 January 2018

Our letter in response to being mentioned in a New Scientist Editorial on existential risk 'The fate of civilisation is in our hands':

"The study of existential risk even has its own centre at the University of Cambridge. You don’t have to believe in the four horsemen to see the apocalypse coming."

"There seems little reason to doubt that Western civilisation will eventually collapse. Unless it is immune – by accident rather than design – to the forces of history, it will go the way of all civilisations. Recent political events and long-term environmental trends offer little comfort; artificial intelligence and synthetic biology add a more urgent threat."

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