This series explores how climate change, nuclear war, pandemic and artificial intelligence could cause the end of civilisation, unless we safeguard our future.
The risk of human extinction has never been higher. The past two years have seen a global pandemic, a renewed nuclear threat and runaway climate change. What if COVID-19 is merely a dress rehearsal for a more serious potential disaster? New research predicts a 1 in 6 chance that life as we know it won’t make it to the end of this century.
This is a story about the greatest risks to humanity, and what we can do about it. We are living in a time when human-made risks pose the biggest threat to our existence. Technological progress has brought us to a precipice. For the first time ever, we have the capacity to destroy ourselves. Edge of Existence lays out how we can pull ourselves back from this precipice in order achieve a vast and extraordinary future.