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There is no point in worrying about anything.
Worry, as in anxiety reinforcing neural activity, is never useful.
And all forms of existential threat are worth putting time into searching for viable risk mitigation strategies.
That is essentially what I have been doing for much of the last 44 years, as deeply as my geek brain will allow. Investigating as many systems and domains and disciplines and practices as possible. Gaining as many skill sets as possible. Testing and evaluating both in as many contexts as possible.
Many different classes of risk have a common critical risk mitigation strategy (autonomous remote manufacturing). Many require quite large scale technology, delivered at scale.
So creating contexts that allow for the delivery of as many risk reduction technologies as possible is the thing to focus on. At the broadest scale, that means realising that cooperative social contexts deliver least risk (as competition always generates increasing risk profiles). Understanding the key classes of drivers that switch contexts from cooperative to competitive is essential.
Integrating those concepts, recursively (with all the required attendant structures for stability) is essential, if one is seriously concerned with delivering least risk, maximal freedom futures.