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World Thinkers 2014: Nick Bostrom

Philosopher, Sweden

By Prospect Team  

Nick Bostrom is currently Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His work, in his own words, focuses on “self-improvement and human perfectibility through the ethical application of science.” He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (ed., OUP, 2008), and Human Enhancement (ed., OUP, 2009), and a forthcoming book on “superintelligence,” which will be published by OUP in July.

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