Human extinction

Human extinction is the destruction of all members of the species Homo sapiens.

Premature human extinction is one of several scenarios for humanity’s long-term future. If we accept that extinction is very important to avoid, then it is important to judge how likely it is. Also, if it appears that human extinction is inevitable, then that would be a reason to focus more on short-term impacts when trying to do good.

One way to estimate the probability of extinction is to estimate the probabilities of individual extinction risks, such as the risk from nuclear war or artificial intelligence, and then to combine them into an overall figure....

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