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Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios October 7, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
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Bangs – Earth-originating intelligent life goes extinct in relatively sudden disaster resulting from either an accident or a deliberate act of destruction.Crunches – The potential of humankind to develop into posthumanity[7] is permanently thwarted although human life continues in some form.Shrieks – Some form of posthumanity is attained but it is an extremely narrow band of what is possible and desirable.Whimpers – A posthuman civilization arises but evolves in a direction that leads gradually but irrevocably to either the complete disappearance of the things we value or to a state where those things are realized to only a minuscule degree of what could have been achieved.

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