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Choose Your Own Apocalypse: Skynet or Stingrays

By posted at 10:00 am on November 29, 2012 0

With the help of Our Final Hour author Martin Rees, Cambridge will soon open a Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. The Centre will investigate the threats posed by “artificial intelligence, climate change, nuclear war and rogue biotechnology.” To my ears, this sounds an awful lot like Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, which was memorably depicted in John Jeremiah Sullivan’sViolence of the Lambs.”





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