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Bostrom, N. and M. Cirkovic eds. 2007.
Global Catastrophic Risks
Hughes, J. 2007.
"Global Technology Regulation and Potentially Apocalyptic Technological Threats,"
Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
Hughes, J. 2008.
"Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats"
Global Catastrophic Risks
eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89
"Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards"
"Dinosaurs, Dodos, Humans?" (pdf)
by Nick Bostrom
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond
"Reducing the risk of human extinction"
Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action (pdf)
World Economic Forum. 2006.
Global Risks 2006 (pdf)
Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
Hanson, R. 2007.
"Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction" (pdf)
"Some Limits to Global Ecophagy, with Public Policy Recommendations"
Joy, B. 2000.
"Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"
Leslie, J. 1996.
The End of the World
Matheny, J. 2006.
Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction
Posner, R. 2004.
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
Preston, R. 2002.
The Demon in the Freezer
Rees, M. 2003.
Our Final Hour
Directory of global risk organizations
Recent IEET Risk News
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by "Indefinite Life Extension and Broader World Health Collaborations (Part I)" Eric Schulke Ethical Technology Oct 23, 2014
by "The Transhumanist Future of Sex (Crimes?)" B. J. Murphy Ethical Technology Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014 "Is The Ebola Crisis (in the US) As Severe As The Media is Making It Out To Be?"
by "5 Reasons Why Democrats Should Push Social Security Expansion – Now" Richard Eskow Campaign For America's Future Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014 "Five Things Worth Knowing About Ebola"
by "12 Technologies We Need To Stop Stalling On And Develop Now" George Dvorsky io9.com Oct 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014 "SETI Institute: Risky tales: Talking with Seth Shostak at Big Picture Science"
IEET Books on Risks
by Martine Rothblatt (2014) Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality
by Nick Bostrom (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014) Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014) Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
by Ramez Naam (2013) Crux
by Ramez Naam (2013) The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013) The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays
by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013) Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture
by Douglas Rushkoff (2012) Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012) Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
by Milan M. Ćirković (2012) The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life
by Patrick Lin (2011) Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
by Hank Pellissier (2011) Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era
by Giuseppe Vatinno (2011) Ecologia politica (Political ecology: The end of nuclear power)
by Jamais Cascio (2009) Hacking the Earth
by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008) Global Catastrophic Risks
by Douglas Rushkoff (2005) Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out
by James Hughes (2004) Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future
by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003) Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
by Jamais Cascio (2003) Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams
by Martine Rothblatt (2003) Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East
by Marshall Brain (2002) Manna
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