Bryan Walsh is the editor of Vox’s Future Perfect section, which covers the policies, people, and forces that could make the future a better place for everyone. He is the author of the 2019 book End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World, which is about existential risks like AI, pandemics, and nuclear war, and isn’t really all that brief. When not editing, he writes on population trends, the best ways to achieve scientific and material progress, climate change, artificial intelligence, and, very occasionally, children’s television. He worked at Time magazine for 15 years as a foreign correspondent in Asia, an environment writer, and as international editor, and was the future correspondent at Axios. He can be reached via email at email@example.com and on Twitter at @bryanrwalsh.
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