Ross Andersen has published an essay about his visit to the Future of Humanity Institute at Aeon Magazine:
When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?
Last December I came face to face with a Megalosaurus at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. I was there to meet Nick Bostrom, a philosopher who has made a career out of contemplating distant futures, hypothetical worlds that lie thousands of years ahead in the stream of time. Bostrom is the director of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, a research collective tasked with pondering the long-term fate of human civilisation.
Andersen’s essay has been very popular since its publication, drawing links and commentary by sources such as The Long Now Foundation and kottke.org.
You can read the whole article at Aeon.