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Mar 30, 2021

Asteroid collision ruled out for 100+ years

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

A collision between Earth and the asteroid 99942 Apophis can be ruled out, for at least the next century, based on new observations by NASA.

Mar 28, 2021

Earth is safe from a 340-metre asteroid for the next century, NASA says

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

NASA gives Earth the all-clear for the next century, removing a particularly menacing asteroid, Apophis, from its “risk list”.

Mar 25, 2021

Collective Superintelligence Summit (Early Bird)

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI, singularity

Your Survival Depends On All Of Us — Support Open Sourcing Collective Superintelligence Basically, the point of the summit is Artificial Superintelligence or ASI is coming eventually. There are groups of organizations discussing the existential risk that ASI poses to humanity. Even if we only develop an AGI, AGI will still create ASI and we lose control at some point. Supporting the Open Sourcing of Collective Superintelligent systems is our only hope for keeping up and moves us forward before other technologies outpace our ability to keep up. Please support our Summit and help decide how to open source a version of the mASI (mediated Artificial Superintelligence) system, and the creation of a community-driven effort to make these systems better and better. Attendance helps to raise enough money to cover the costs of support services, cloud infrastructure, and the digital resources needed to get this open-source project up, covering publishing and support costs, while also making people aware of it. Papers and formal thinking also are really needed. This particular field of collective intelligence is poorly represented in terms of scientific papers and we hope this project can bring more prominence to this possibility of helping humanity become more than what we are and strong enough to contain AGI while we ourselves are able to become smarter and move to full digitization of humanity for those that want it. Then we can contain ASI safely and embrace the singularity. Please help, save yourself and humanity by support the Collective Superintelligence Conference. Sign up and attend here:

This is the early bird sign-up for the virtual summit held June 4th from 6 am PST to 4 pm PST via Zoom and Youtube. Speakers and Panelists, and workshops will be held in Zoom, and streaming will be done via Youtube.

Who is Running the Summit:

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Mar 15, 2021

NASA’s Planetary Defense: “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” Predicted to Safely Pass by Earth on March 21

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

The interplanetary interloper won’t come closer than 1.25 million miles to Earth, but it will present a valuable scientific opportunity for astronomers.

The largest asteroid predicted to pass by our planet in 2021 will be at its closest on March 21, providing astronomers a rare opportunity to get a good look at a rocky relic that formed at the dawn of our solar system.

Called 2001 FO32, the near-Earth asteroid will make its closest approach at a distance of about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) – or 5 1/4 times the distance from Earth to the Moon. There is no threat of a collision with our planet now or for centuries to come.

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Mar 12, 2021

Scientists Are Planning to Build Noah’s Ark on the Moon

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, cryonics, existential risks, life extension

Earth is destined for disaster. This is a good insurance policy.

In 2013, a cataclysmic meteor the size of a six-story building broke apart above Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the resulting blast was stronger than a nuclear explosion. In 2068, astronomers believe a potentially hazardous “God of Chaos” asteroid could slam into Earth. Both events suggest humans—and every other animal and plant on Earth—are much more susceptible to total annihilation than we think.

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Mar 12, 2021

We May Never Find Life on Mars—And That Could Be a Good Thing

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

Some disconcerting thoughts about the future of the human species:

Perseverance, the Fermi Paradox, and the Great Filter.

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Mar 7, 2021

Electric Hydrofoiling Watercraft

Posted by in categories: climatology, existential risks

Kevin Cuevas.

Rookie numbers we can doom ourselves far faster, but we probably wont because survived at least 6 mass extinctions and that drive probably wont change with level of tech we have now.

Nick Vincent.

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Feb 28, 2021

Did A Comet Fragment Kill The Dinosaurs? Not Likely, Say Researchers

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

The latest hypothesis that the demise of the dinosaurs was precipitated by a cometary fragment that slammed into the Gulf of Mexico some 66 million years ago is being met with skepticism in the Earth sciences community.

Feb 20, 2021

An asteroid is approaching, so I invited one of Earth’s defenders to dinner

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, satellites

Near-Earth Asteroid 99942 Apophis will be visible on Sunday. Some say it could ultimately destroy satellites and spaceships. The creators of the Unistellar eVscope telescope are trying to marshal our defense.

Feb 15, 2021

How Jupiter Set Off A Chain Of Events That Killed The Dinosaurs

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A fragment of a large, long-period comet was most likely responsible for the impactor that killed off the dinosaurs.

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