The future of humanity with Martin Rees
This episode is with Martin Rees. Prof. Rees is a cosmologist and astrophysicist at Cambridge University and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. He was President of the Royal Society. His latest book is 'On the future: Prospects for humanity'. In this conversation we talk about the evidence for big bang, aliens, threats to humanity, space travel and how to envision the future of humanity?
More about Martin's work: https://www.martinrees.uk/
00:00:55 Progress of humanity so far!
00:01:53 Contribution of science and technology to the future of humanity
00:04:40 What is science and technology?
00:06:16 Debates on science and religion
00:07:20 Copernican revolution
00:08:55 Our place in the universe
00:12:26 How complexity arises from matter?
00:13:23 Is everything deterministic?
00:14:28 Predicting effectively
00:15:46 How will we go extinct?
00:18:09 Issues with globalization
00:20:03 Why can't we resolve the issues of climate change?
00:22:50 Should we be alarmed about genetic engineering?
00:27:21 Artificial intelligence and it's future impacts
00:29:29 Silicon-based future of humanity
00:31:26 Humanity beyond earth
00:33:25 Humans exploring the universe
00:37:13 Space exploration advantages
00:39:30 Other species for humans survival
00:41:25 Message to humanity
00:44:22 Thank you!