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Lalartu comments on A map: Typology of human extinction risks - Less Wrong

9 Post author: turchin 23 June 2015 05:23PM

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Comment author: Lalartu 24 June 2015 09:42:29AM 2 points [-]

First, this map mixes two different things: human extinction and collapse of civilization. It has a lot of risks that cannot cause the former such as resource depletion, and has things like "disjunction" box that I would call not a risk but a desirable future.

Second, it mixes x-risks with things that sound bad. Facsism in not a x-risk.

Third, it lacks such category as voluntary extinction.

Comment author: turchin 24 June 2015 10:51:35AM 2 points [-]

The goal of the map is to show only human extinction risks. But collapse of the civilization and dangerous memetic system are things that rise the probability of human extinction. To make the map more clear I will add bottom line, there I will concentrate all things that change probability of extinction, which may be named as "second level risks".