Crisis, collapse etc

All your base are belong to dust

Normal accidents at an existential-risk scale. Capitalism’s end game.

Eliezer Yudkowsky, Moore’s Law of Mad Science

Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.

Fun but implausibly simple differential equation models of civilisational implosion.


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