Eve of destruction. Underestimating the risk of human extinction

Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth. We have learned to worry about asteroids and supervolcanoes, but the more-likely scenario, according to Nick Bostrom, a professor of philosophy at Oxford, is that we humans will destroy ourselves.
via We’re Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction – The Atlantic

Shared with me via Yammer as part of a conversation about AI (by the Pro Dean in the Faculty of Dentistry) with the note, ‘Trigger warning: It is not a pleasant read if you are a human.’ 😉