Since you don’t have enough to worry about, here’s a paper postulating that space aliens could send us malware capable of destroying humanity.
Abstract: A complex message from space may require the use of computers to display, analyze and understand. Such a message cannot be decontaminated with certainty, and technical risks remain which can pose an existential threat. Complex messages would need to be destroyed in the risk averse case.
I think we’re more likely to be enslaved by malicious AIs.
Posted on March 2, 2018 at 6:13 AM