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?

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00:00:00 Introduction

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!