The Precipice

By Toby Ord


This urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity’s future is the central challenge of our time. If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years – enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk…


Published date: March 24, 2020
Type: Books
Genre: Fiction

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The world can have a very good future, but there are risks that can mean that we don't have a future at all. We should be thinking about those risks now. Toby Ord's book is about those risks and I very, very much recommend it.

Enjoyed [this book]. Odd time to read about end-of-world scenarios.