[ExI] asteroid defense

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Wed Mar 2 11:38:06 UTC 2011

Kelly Anderson wrote:
> After a couple of hours of fussing around trying to find asteroid
> insurance, I am pretty sure nobody is currently selling any currently.
Good to know.

> I did, however, find the following site:
> http://www.fair-society.org/
Interesting, and a bit sad.

There is also the B612 foundation:
Their goal is to significantly alter the orbit of an asteroid, in a 
controlled manner, by 2015 (I think they are running out of time). But 
they have done a bit of analysis on gravity tractors. The JPL report is 
pretty cheering,
Now they just need to get people with money to start funding a real 

> Another fairly cool project is orbit at home, which is like seti at home,
> but for NEO computation.
> http://orbit.psi.edu/oah/index.php
> At least their web site seems to work pretty good... :-)
The first BOINC project I know of that actually tries to reduce xrisk.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute 
James Martin 21st Century School 
Philosophy Faculty 
Oxford University 

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