[ExI] Global catastrophic risk report

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon May 2 08:36:01 UTC 2016

On 2016-05-02 01:47, Dan TheBookMan wrote:
> On May 1, 2016, at 1:16 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com 
> <mailto:atymes at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se 
>> <mailto:anders at aleph.se>> wrote:
>>     cat bonds
>> Just to be sure: you mean financial bond instruments dealing with 
>> catastrophes, and not feline companionship, right?
> I wish you asked that question before I put all that money in catnip 
> futures. ;)

Well, demand from fat cat capitalists ought to be fairly stable.

(I wonder if one could make something like catnip for humans? I think we 
do not have a signal substance like nepetalactone, but maybe we could 
use gene therapy to make ourselves sensitive to catnip too? It seems fun!)

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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