Survival

Even when biologically speaking humans can live forever, there are still accidents, violence, natural disasters, etc, that can extinguish life.

Each threat is major topic in its own right but its important to keep an eye on them as the bigger the problem the longer it takes to fix it.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Will it help or destroy us?

Climate Change - technology should come up with solutions but I suggest erring on the side of caution for now

Energy - where is it all going to come from to power technological advances and maybe reverse climate change?

Earth Monitoring - massive monitoring projects to help predict and prevent natural disasters

Natural Disasters - earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami and more

Pandemics - diseases can spread faster than we can produce cures and vaccines

Society - If society doesn’t survive, then you don’t survive… technology giveth, and technology taketh away!

Resources

Immortality roadmap - Turchin Alexei's maps of global catastrophic risks including natural disasters, biological weapons and genetic engineering.

Recent News

Tech Can Sustainably Feed Cities of the Future

Singularity Hub - 05-Sep-2018

Virtually all net population growth will occur in urban regions of developing countries. New technologies can create more resilient urban food ecosystems. Would create unprecedented opportunities for small farms to reach wider markets. New opportunities within cities will appear with the creation of vertical farms. Agricultural Revolution 4.0 will integrate everything into a collaborative economy.

How stars can nudge comets to strike Earth

Guardian - 31-Aug-2017

A collision with a giant comet would be cataclysmic. The odds of another such catastrophe have remained uncertain. Astronomers have performed a risk assessment on the Oort cloud. 19 to 24 stars will come close enough to deflect comets in the next million years. Not all dislodged comets would hit Earth.

How stars can nudge comets to strike Earth

Guardian - 31-Aug-2017

A collision with a giant comet would be cataclysmic. The odds of another such catastrophe have remained uncertain. Astronomers have performed a risk assessment on the Oort cloud. 19 to 24 stars will come close enough to deflect comets in the next million years. Not all dislodged comets would hit Earth.