`Review from previous edition This volume is remarkably entertaining and readable...It's risk assessment meets science fiction.' Natural Hazards Observer
`The book works well, providing a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations.' Nature
`We should welcome this fascinating and provocative book.' Martin J Rees (from foreword)
`[Provides] a mine of peer-reviewed information on the great risks that threaten our own and future generations.' Nature
About the Author
Nick Bostrom, PhD
, is Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, in the James Martin 21st Century School, at Oxford University. He previously taught at Yale University in the Department of Philosophy and in the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies. Bostrom has served as an expert consultant for the European Commission in Brussels and for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington DC. He has advised the British Parliament, the European Parliament, and many other public bodies on issues relating to emerging technologies.Milan M. Cirkovic, PhD
, is a senior research associate of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, (Serbia) and a professor of Cosmology at Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad (Serbia). He received both his PhD in Physics and his MSc in Earth and Space Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA) and his BSc in Theoretical Physics was received from the University of Belgrade.