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What is the Universe of Threats?

Using a combination of human creativity and AI storytelling, CAPTRS is building a vast catalog of threat scenarios, each of which describes a real or hypothetical pathogen, as well as cascading sociological, environmental, and geopolitical events. The universe will serve as an engine for global preparedness efforts that will help to ensure that our playbooks, stockpiles and decision makers are equipped to combat the unknown and complex threats of tomorrow.

Universe of Threats – Scenario Writing Contests

To date, our three writing contests have brought in over 1,000 entries covering pathogen threats, infrastructure failures and natural disasters! Our goal was to attract some of the brightest, most creative minds to the challenge of envisioning a wide range of complex, catastrophic threats that are plausible but entirely unprecedented. We received entries from all over the world, and were extremely impressed by the creativity and writing quality. Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contests. Information about future contests will be posted on our website.