Breaking down the odds of the world ending due to nuclear armageddon.

Are we doomed or do you think there is a way out?

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This is a well-written and illuminating article, but I’m very skeptical of the author’s suggestion that encouraging younger generations to become politicians would help alleviate the nuclear problem. For instance, the author seems to claim that the main cause of politicians being generally bad is that there aren’t enough people with good qualities trying to be involved in politics. But it seems doubtful that the fault is just that of there not being enough good politicians rather than that political systems generally incentivize bad behavior from politicians, that politicians tend to come from very privileged classes, etc…

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This is what I was thinking as well regarding the suggestion, not sure if that it is solvable…

Okay, this is the topic of large value of risk while the probability is low.

So how should you feel about it? do we have a future or not?

The future is uncertain and unknowable. Just because the media freaked out about it all of the sudden doesn’t change this fact. And you as an individual need to learn how to live with this uncertainty.

The easiest way to do that is to treat it just like any other event that can potentially end your life (like heart attack or aneurysm).

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Thank you, this was very liberating :)

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