S-risks: Why they are the worst existential risks, and how to prevent them

I’ve recently come across the concept of S-risks, defined as: Risks of events that bring about suffering in cosmically significant amounts. So significant, that the outcome would be worse than the extinction of all life on Earth. If you’d like to send your head spinning, this is a compelling read.

From Weekly Filet #388, in April 2022.

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