Uncontrolled technology

Commission on Human Futures proposed

The proposed Australian Commission on Global Futures (CGF) will assist our nation to play its important role in a growing global movement to mitigate a group of threats to the long-term survival and wellbeing of humans on Planet Earth.

Key objectives of the CGF will be to:

Solving humanity's greatest risks

Address to Royal Society for the Arts Online Conference on Human Survival, by Julian Cribb

Half the world's buses electric by 2025

The battleship with no crew


Uncontrolled new technologies like artificial intelligence, killer robotics, biotechnology and universal surveillance also harbour unanticipated threats, as people like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have warned.

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