"[Global Catastrophic Risks] gives a long overview on how we think about global risks and surveys the likelihood of various natural and man-made catastrophes. It is risk assessment meets science fiction."-- Disaster Prevention and Management
"Remarkably entertaining and readable."--Natural Hazards Observer
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. He is the author of more than
130 publications including many in leading academic journals, and his writings have been translated into more than 16 different languages.
Bostrom pioneered the concept of existential risk. He developed the first mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects. He also is the originator of the simulation argument and is the author of a number of seminal studies on the implications of future technologies. Milan M.
'Cirkovi'c, 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 his Ph. D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA). His primary
research interests are in the fields of astrophysical cosmology (baryonic dark matter, star formation, future of the universe), astrobiology (anthropic principles, SETI studies, catastrophic episodes in the history of life), as well as philosophy of science (risk analysis, future studies,
foundational issues in quantum mechanics and cosmology).