Deep Utopia: Life and Meaning in a Solved World


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Ideapress Publishing
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6.06 X 9.06 X 1.42 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

NICK BOSTROM is a Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute. Bostrom is the world's most cited philosopher aged 50 or under. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (2008), Human Enhancement (2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), a New York Times bestseller which sparked a global conversation about the future of AI. His work has pioneered many of the ideas that frame current thinking about humanity's future (such as the concept of an existential risk, the simulation argument, the vulnerable world hypothesis, the unilateralist's curse, etc.), while some of his recent work concerns the moral status of digital minds. His writings have been translated into more than 30 languages; he is a repeat main-stage TED speaker; and he has been interviewed more than 1,000 times by media outlets around the world. He has been on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice and was included in Prospect's World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15. He has an academic background in theoretical physics, AI, and computational neuroscience as well as philosophy.


"Wow!" -- Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University; Co-author of The Second Machine Age

"A really fun, and important, book... the writing is brilliant... incredibly rich... a constant parade of fascinating ideas." -- Professor Guy Kahane, University of Oxford

"Brilliant! Hilarious, poignant, insightful, clever, important." -- Professor Thaddeus Metz, University of Pretoria, author of Meaning in Life