"...high chance of ‘global catastrophe’ within 10 years"

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10 Jan 2024, 11:50 am

"The people paid to spot risks see high chance of ‘global catastrophe’ within 10 years"

Humanity faces a perilous future, marked by an explosion of disinformation turbocharged by artificial intelligence and the devastating effects of climate change.

The gloomy outlook comes from an annual survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) of people paid to identify and manage global risks.

According to the report published Wednesday, nearly two-thirds of respondents expect an “elevated chance of global catastrophes” in the next decade. About 30% expect the same in the next two years.

Top short term risks:
*1. Misinformation and disinformation
*2. Extreme weather events
*3. Societal polarization
*4. Cyber insecurity
*5. Interstate armed conflict

Over a 10-year time horizon the top five long-term risks:
*1. Extreme weather events
*2. Critical change to Earth systems
*3. Biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse
*4. Natural resource shortages
*5. Misinformation and disinformation

When diagnosed I bought champagne!
I finally knew why people were strange.


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11 Jan 2024, 3:46 am


No :heart: for supporting trump. Because doing so is deplorable.