Civ­i­liza­tional Collapse

TagLast edit: 6 Mar 2022 16:51 UTC by A_donor

Civilizational Collapse is the process by which a large complex social organization breaks down and becomes incapable of performing its usual functions. It has occurred many times in history in specific regions, and some hypothesize that if it happened now it would dramatically affect almost all humans due to the interconnected nature of the global economy. Possible causes include severe natural or bioengineered pandemics, nuclear war and the following nuclear winter, or fragility and cascading systems failure.

Progress, Stag­na­tion, & Collapse

abramdemski22 Jul 2021 16:51 UTC
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Why I think there’s a one-in-six chance of an im­mi­nent global nu­clear war

Max Tegmark8 Oct 2022 6:26 UTC
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When should you re­lo­cate to miti­gate the risk of dy­ing in a nu­clear war?

Adam Zerner4 Mar 2022 10:34 UTC
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[Link] The Col­lapse of Com­plex So­cieties

[deleted]31 Dec 2012 12:11 UTC
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[Question] Blog ded­i­cated to re­build­ing tech­nol­ogy from civ col­lapse?

Zahima4 Feb 2022 23:28 UTC
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Im­prov­ing long-run civil­i­sa­tional robustness

RyanCarey10 May 2016 11:15 UTC
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Don’t Con­di­tion on no Catastrophes

Scott Garrabrant21 Feb 2018 21:50 UTC
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Re­cov­ery Man­ual for Civilization

RyanCarey31 Oct 2014 9:36 UTC
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[Question] What sorts of prepa­ra­tions ought I do in case of fur­ther es­ca­la­tion in Ukraine?

tailcalled1 Oct 2022 16:44 UTC
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A Few Ter­rify­ing Facts About The Russo-Ukrainian War

Pee Doom30 Sep 2022 21:34 UTC
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Ac­tu­ally, All Nu­clear Famine Papers are Bunk

Lao Mein12 Oct 2022 5:58 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 1/​6: His­tor­i­cal Priors

PashaKamyshev29 Oct 2022 21:59 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 2/​6: Be­hav­ioral Modification

PashaKamyshev30 Oct 2022 16:57 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 3/​6: Anti-econ­omy and Sig­nal Pollution

PashaKamyshev31 Oct 2022 17:03 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 4/​6: Bioweapons and Philos­o­phy of Modification

PashaKamyshev1 Nov 2022 20:50 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 5/​6: Re­la­tion­ship be­tween C-risk and X-risk

PashaKamyshev3 Nov 2022 2:19 UTC
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Pre­serv­ing our her­i­tage: Build­ing a move­ment and a knowl­edge ark for cur­rent and fu­ture generations

rnk829 Nov 2023 19:20 UTC
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AI as a Civ­i­liza­tional Risk Part 6/​6: What can be done

PashaKamyshev3 Nov 2022 19:48 UTC
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Pre­serv­ing and con­tin­u­ing al­ign­ment re­search through a se­vere global catastrophe

A_donor6 Mar 2022 18:43 UTC
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