[The Infinite Monkey Cage] The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity

14/01/2019 by BBC Radio 4

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=61876469
Episode: http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p06xpfht.mp3

The Future of Humanity
Brian Cox and Robin Ince take on the entire future of our civilisation, as they are joined by Astronomer Royal and former head of the Royal Society Lord Rees, Baroness Cathy Ashton and comedian, actor and director Chris Addison. They’ll be talking about the biggest challenges facing humanity at the moment, and whether science offers the solution to some of these great problems, from Climate Change to the rise of AI.

Start Date: 2019-03-15

Finish Date: 2019-03-17

Notes:

  • The panel / comedy format made it too shallow
  • The one interesting point or insight was about why space exploration should be left to the private sector – because it isn’t a problem which requires global coordination, so governments should focus on climate change and leave space exploration to Musk and Bezos

 

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