About the project

The goal of this project is to systematise and advance knowledge about the most important topics humanity faces: death prevention and global risks.

The maps format help to overcome working memory bottleneck of 7 ± 2 elements by using visual field as external working memory. This works up to 10x10 matrix. Thus we use the "graphical processor" of our brain as external processor, the same they as current GPU are used for neural net learnings.

The maps are also created using Descartes method, which provides crystal structure of data ordering and thus may help to accelerate thinking about the complex problems. They help to bring order in chaotic fields and identify and fill blind spots in knowledge.

The maps are created in inDesign "by hands", as most of existing automatic mindmapping software doesn't care about the visual structure of elements.

The maps are also a new type of science art. The may help facilitate discussions on complex topics when people look at them.

Many of the maps become the basis for the proper scientific articles, on which I worked the last few years.

You are free to print them and put on your walls. In case on commercial applications, please contact me.

Alexey Turchin
Alexey Turchin (1973) is an author of several books and articles on the topics of existential risks and life extension, and was published in "Futures", "Acta Astronatutica", "Informatica", "AI & Society" journals. He graduated in Moscow State University where he studied Physics and Art History (1997). He is an expert on global risks of Russian Transhumanists Movement from 2007. He translated into Russian around 20 main articles about existential risks by Bostrom, Yudkowsky, Circovich, Kent, Hanson. From 2010 he works in the "Science for Life Extension Foundation" on various topics about life extension and risks prevention. He is a contributing author on IEET. He created several roadmaps about risks of AI and the ways to prevent them. He is the founder of the Digital Immortality Now startup working on the collecting data about a person for the future return of this person to life. He is a member of the advisory boards of IEET, Open Longevity, AI agents, Arch Mission. In 2018 he won one of the prizes in AI Global Challenge race with his article on global solutions on AI safety.

I am not a relative of Valentine and Peter Turchin; my father is a famous Russian art historian Valerij Turchin.


Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Physics department – 1991-1993

Art History department 1993-2000


2008-2010 – Collaboration with the Center of Civilizational Studies, prof. Sledzewsky.

2010-2018 Foundation Science for Life Extension, Moscow, Russia

Project manager, Researcher, Vice-President

2016 – Digital Immortality Now, founder.


2007 – Expert on Global risks in Russian Transhumanist movement

2015 – IEET Global Advisory Board

2018 – Member of the advisory board of Arch Mission


All newest publication and drafts are on PhilPapers


Bio on IEET: https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/bio/turchin/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ru/citations?user=LyRLy0EAAAAJ&hl=en

My presentations: https://www.slideshare.net/avturchin

My preprints: https://philpapers.org/profile/654846

My LessWrong: https://www.lesswrong.com/users/avturchin

My Effective altruism forum posts: http://effective-altruism.com/user/turchin/submitted/

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