This is a guest post by Phil Torres. He is the author of The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse and the founder of the X-Risks Institute.
The future is full of hope. I know this is hard to believe with Donald Trump running for president, but there really is good reason for optimism.
There is a catch, though: This hope can only be realized if people get smart about the big-picture hazards facing our species. We must confront a growing number of threats that could catapult us back into the Stone Age or, even worse, trip us into the eternal grave of extinction. Fortunately, nearly every one of these risks can be overcome if we make the necessary effort. The first step toward accomplishing this goal is knowing what exactly these risks are.
So, let’s count down the top 10 “existential risks” of this century by clicking CONTINUE below.