The Precipice argues that safeguarding humanity’s future is the defining challenge of our time. We are standing at a crucial moment in the history of our species. Technological progress has fuelled our power to the point where we can destroy the future of humanity.
It’s striking how many global risks were discovered recently. Imagine if the scientific establishment of 1930 had been asked to compile a list of the existential risks humanity would face over the next 100 years. They would have missed most of the risks in this book—especially anthropogenic risks.
Drawing on over a decade of research, The Precipice explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It also points out prospective actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity.