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(New Scientist)   Mega-risks that could drive us to extinction. Hey, what does this red button d-   ( ) divider line 18
    More: Scary, environments, non-governmental organizations, Pandora's box, extinctions, human behavior  
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2012-11-27 05:36:03 PM
2012-11-27 05:41:07 PM  
FTA Rees says we focus too much on tiny risks that are widespread, such as trace contaminants in food, and too little on massive, one-off risks that could wipe us out.

'Prospect Theory? No, I've never heard of it,' he went on to say.
2012-11-27 05:42:18 PM
2012-11-27 06:11:31 PM 

not so silly now, is it?
2012-11-27 06:20:26 PM  

/Don't evah pwess the wed one
2012-11-27 07:25:47 PM  
Is that an article? It reads like someone's incomplete letter to the editor.
2012-11-27 07:30:12 PM
2012-11-27 07:34:48 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: NOT THE WED ONE!

/Don't evah pwess the wed one

As my upstairs is now downstars I'm getting a kick out of this.
2012-11-27 07:38:04 PM
2012-11-27 08:24:06 PM  

ArkAngel: [ image 450x340]
2012-11-27 10:38:45 PM  
Came for Stimpy.

Leaving with my beloved ice cream bar.
2012-11-27 11:40:05 PM  

Jixa: Came for Stimpy.

Leaving with my beloved ice cream bar.

2012-11-28 01:35:02 AM  
2012-11-28 04:46:54 AM
2012-11-28 08:48:20 AM  

dehehn: [ image 478x326]

Leaving satisfied.
2012-11-28 01:24:51 PM  
Where is the rest of that article?
2012-11-28 02:59:59 PM  
So they're fretting about machines making life-and-death decisions on the battlefield? Really? And what, humans are doing a bang-up job?

Sounds like the voices crying out against self-landing airplanes and self-driving cars. The human brain is laughably unreliable. Let the robots decide so I don't have to worry about yet another stupid ATP holding the stick back in his lap while stalling into the ground.
2012-11-28 11:06:35 PM
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