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Tical and especially religious contexts in which advanced technologies are being developed The End provides this knowledge by showing how faith based belief in religious eschatologies or end times narratives is inching us ever closer to a secular apocalypse Action needs to be taken immediately to avert a disaster The uestion is whether humanity will choose reason over faith observation over revelation and science over religio. 20190703 20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 End The What Science and Religion Tell Us about the ApocalypseForeword by Russell BlackfordPreface01 Looking Forward to the Future The Most Important Conversation of Our Age Big Picture Hazards Definitions Causes of Big Picture Hazards Speculation and Predictability02 Fire and Ice The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking When Hell Freezes Over With God on Our Side Close Calls and Near Misses Duck and Cover03 Bugs Pandemonium A Dual Etiology Turning Biology against Itself Menacing Mistakes04 Manufacturing Molecules A Stairway to Heaven Manufacturing Problems Ecology Eaters05 Our Children Might Kill Us Killer Computers Flavors of Brilliance A Core Distinction Mindware on Wetware Steal Copy Invent Suicide by Parricide06 Our Parents Might Kill Us Sentient Simulants The Breach of Crowns provides this knowledge by showing how faith based belief in religious eschatologies or end times narratives is inching us ever closer to a secular apocalypse Action needs to be taken immediately to avert a disaster The uestion is whether humanity will choose reason over faith observation over revelation and science over religio. 20190703 20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 End The What Science and Religion Tell Us about the ApocalypseForeword by Russell BlackfordPreface01 Looking Forward to the Future The Most Important Conversation of Our Age Big Picture Hazards Definitions Causes of Big Picture Hazards Speculation and Predictability02 Fire and Ice The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking When Hell Freezes Over With God on Our Side Close Calls and Near Misses Duck and Cover03 Bugs Pandemonium A Dual Etiology Turning Biology against Itself Menacing Mistakes04 Manufacturing Molecules A Stairway to Heaven Manufacturing Problems Ecology Eaters05 Our Children Might Kill Us Killer Computers Flavors of Brilliance A Core Distinction Mindware on Wetware Steal Copy Invent Suicide by Parricide06 Our Parents Might Kill Us Sentient Simulants

SUMMARY The End By Phil Torres

The End By Phil Torres

We live in a genuinely uniue period of human history one in which the alarmist's hackneyed warning that “The end is near” could actually come true The world is cluttered with increasingly powerful advanced technologies Global warming and biodiversity loss are unchecked catastrophes that will likely push society to the brink of collapse How are we to respond to this situation What can we do to maximize the probability of a. The End What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse The End is a first rate examination of the possible causes of humanity s doom Founder of the X Risks Institute for the Study of Extremism Phil Torres takes the reader on a fascinating journey of doomsday threats both secular and religious and what needs to be done to prevent annihilation This captivating 288 page book includes the following fourteen chapters 1 Looking Forward to the Future 2 Fire and Ice 3 Bugs 4 Manufacturing Molecules 5 Our Children Might Kill Us 6 Our Parents Might Kill Us 7 Dinosaurs and Dodos 8 Warming Up to Extinction 9 Caldera and Comets 10 Monsters 11 The Really Big Picture 12 The Power of Prophecy 13 Guns God and Armageddon and 14 Proaction and Precaution Positives1 Highly entertaining well written and well researched book2 Is there a fascinating topic Well let Mr Torres The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 period of human history one in which the alarmist's hackneyed warning that “The end is near” could actually come true The world is cluttered with increasingly His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch push society to the brink of collapse How are we to respond to this situation What can we do to maximize the The Doctors Dating Bargain probability of a. The End What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse The End is a first rate examination of the The Collection possible causes of humanity s doom Founder of the X Risks Institute for the Study of Extremism Phil Torres takes the reader on a fascinating journey of doomsday threats both secular and religious and what needs to be done to Whispers of Feathers prevent annihilation This captivating 288

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Positive outcome for our species The End surveys the expanding wilderness of big picture hazards before us It offers a comprehensive and detailed analysis of our evolving existential predicament which includes risks from synthetic biology nanotechnology nuclear weaponry and possibly soon superintelligence But understanding the science of risks isn't enough to effectively mitigate them one must also understand the social poli. While I focused on the scientific rather than religion chapters I found this book to be a fascinating read In each chapter Torres examined possible scenarios for the end of humanity and while that might seem unduly bleak for some readers I was completely absorbed In addition to end of days outcomes the author also lists reasons paths for humanity that will lead to extended life and hope A captivating and thought provoking read


8 thoughts on “The End By Phil Torres

  1. says:

    The End What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse“The End is a first rate examination of the possible causes of humanity’s doom Founder of the X Risks Institute for the Study of Extremism Phil Torres takes the reader on a fascinating journey of doomsday threats both secular and religious and what needs to be done

  2. says:

    Well that was a wild rideInto a dark bottomless pit of depressionNo I jest This was very good though It dealt with existential catastrophes literally catastrophes that could end existence as the name might have clued you in in compr

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    While I focused on the scientific rather than religion chapters I found this book to be a fascinating read In each chapter Torres examined possible scenarios for the end of humanity and while that might seem unduly bleak for some readers I was completely absorbed In addition to end of days outcomes the author also lists reasons paths for humanity that will lead to extended life and hope A captivating and thought provoking read

  4. says:

    A must read for anyone who wants to see the future capabilities of AI

  5. says:

    Very interesting primer on eschatology and where the eyes of experts are pointed The lack of attention given to climate change is most definitely alarming

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    20190703–20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 End The What Science and Religion Tell Us about the ApocalypseForeword by Russell BlackfordPreface01 Looking Forward to the Future• The Most Important Conversation of Our Age• Big Picture Hazards Definitions• Causes of Big Picture Hazards• Speculation and Predictability02 Fire and Ice• The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking• When Hell Freezes Over• With God on Our Side

  7. says:

    Author Phil Torres is brilliant with his latest book The End Combining a study of theology history philosophy and the future we face Torres puts fear into the readers' hearts but in the coolest way possible Torres explains how with the advanc

  8. says:

    extremely informative particularlydiscussion re eschatology of different religions and intersecton with reality

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