Future Forum: Fostering Important Conversations
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As a species we are approaching a convergence of a confluence of factors that will determine the fate of all future conscious experience as we know it. How we use technology in the near future will determine this playing out of all future possibilities. As a species we wield great power through our tools. Nuclear weapons are extremely destructive. The global climate is changing as a result of our carbon emissions. The maturation of artificial intelligence and biotechnologies are yet to come. This project is focused on what the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists determines to be the primary existential threats we face as a species. (Beneficial AI, 2017) Nuclear Weapons. Climate Change. Emerging Technologies. We must address the impacts of our current technologies as well as be proactive for those to come. This requires informed conversations that lead to agreements on social frameworks around technology. These challenges inherently must be solved at a global scale.