Phillip Torres (author)
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July 2, 1982|
Frederick, Maryland, United States
University of Maryland
|Occupation||Philosopher, author, founder of the X-Risks Institute|
Phil Torres (born July 2, 1982) is an author, contributor at the Future of Life Institute, Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and founder of the X-Risks Institute. He has published widely on religion, apocalyptic terrorism, emerging technologies, and existential risks.
In 2016, Torres published The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse (Pitchstone Publishing). It explores the top existential risks facing humanity, and emphasizes the possible role of apocalyptic terrorists in bringing about a catastrophe. Torres has been published in Skeptic, Free Inquiry, The Humanist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Salon, Truthout, Metaphilosophy, Erkenntnis, Journal of Future Studies, Foresight, and Journal of Evolution and Technology. More recently, he founded the X-Risks Institute (XRI), which studies the different "agential risks" that threaten human civilization. XRI includes Michael Shermer, John Leslie, Susan Schneider, James Hughes, and Peter Boghossian, among others, on its Board of Fellows.
- X-Risks Institute
- Torres, P. 2016. The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse.
- X-Risks Institute
- Future of Life Institute, authors page