Product Description Review This volume is remarkably entertaining and readable...It's risk assessment meets science fiction. ( Natural Hazards Observer ) The book works well providing a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations. ( Nature ) We should welcome this fascinating and provocative book. ( Martin J Rees (from foreword) ) [Provides] a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations. ( Nature ) About the Author Nick Bostrom PhD is Director of the Future of Humanity Institute in the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford University. He previously taught at Yale University in the Department of Philosophy and in the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He is the author of more than 130 publications including many in leading academic journals and his writings have been translated into more than 16 different languages. Bostrom pioneered the concept of existential risk. He developed the first mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects. He also is the originator of the simulation argument and is the author of a number of seminal studies on the implications of future technologies. Milan M. 'Cirkovi'c PhD is a senior research associate of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade (Serbia) and a professor of Cosmology at Department of Physics University of Novi Sad (Serbia). He received his Ph. D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA). His primary research interests are in the fields of astrophysical cosmology (baryonic dark matter star formation future of the universe) astrobiology (anthropic principles SETI studies catastrophic episodes in the history of life) as well as philosophy of science (risk analysis future studies foundational issues in quantum mechanics and cosmology).
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