Here’s a video focusing on the “existential risks” facing humanity and why the 21st century is like no other.
While I think some of this is fear mongering, the video does raise some interesting ethical and policy questions.
Threats from artificial intelligence and biotechnology might wipe out humanity as we know it. The nature and level of such extreme technological risks (ETRs) are difficult to assess because they have received little serious scientific attention. At the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Existential Risk, scientists are exploring these threats and how we can manage them.