Future Left Podcast Ep. 48: Contemplating The End Times With Phil Torres
[This conversation was originally recorded on Sunday, November 13.]
This week we're talking about all the things that could kill us all! We're joined by Phil Torres to discuss existential risk, everything from artificial intelligence to climate change and everything between and beyond. How could the world end? What kind of person would cause it to end? What can we do to limit risk to human civilization and ensure it's longevity? All this and more in this week's episode!
Phil Torres is Founding Director of the X-Risks Institute, a contributing writer at the Future of Life Institute, an affiliate scholar at IEET, and author of The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse.
Here's our picks from some of Phil's greatest hits you that can hold you over until you get his book!
Who Would Destroy The World?: http://media.wix.com/ugd/d9aaad_0d875e7103a74ae4a16b65eccf4cc56f.pdf
The Looming Extinction of Humankind, Explained: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/armageddon-comma-explained
Climate Change Is The Most Urgent Existential Risk: http://futureoflife.org/2016/07/22/climate-change-is-the-most-urgent-existential-risk/