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Emerging Technologies: Should They Be Internationally Regulated?


Seth Baum


Ethical Technology

December 21, 2012

Mankind has really popped the planet in the jaw the last few centuries: six million hectares is lost to deforestation every year; the ocean is increasingly acidic and void of fish; the planet’s sixth mass extinction seems to be underway; and human-caused climate change is already raising sea levels, aggravating droughts, and increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy.


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Posted by Seth Baum  on  12/30  at  02:34 PM

hi all - a quick clarification for the record: This article was written 100% by Grant Wilson, not by me. We just posted it under my name because I already had IEET status. But Grant gets all the credit for the article. It’s based on his recently published law article ‘Minimizing global catastrophic and existential risks from emerging technologies through international law’, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2179094. Cheers, Seth Baum






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