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Chris Impey: Our Future in Space

This Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture features Dr. Chris Impey from the University of Arizona. He reviews humanity’s amazing achievements until today and outlines our future in space. Decades after we last set foot on the Moon, and several years after the Space Shuttle was retired, space activity is finally leaving the doldrums. Permanent bases on …

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TED: What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez

We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we’ll have to transform our own bodies …

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TED Ed: Could human civilization spread across the whole galaxy?

Could human civilization eventually spread across the whole Milky Way galaxy? Could we move beyond our small, blue planet to establish colonies in the multitude of star systems out there? These questions are pretty daunting, but their (theoretical) answers were actually put forth decades ago. Roey Tzezana describes the conceptual von Neumann machine.  

PBS: Space Time | Can We Survive the Destruction of the Earth?

Science fiction author and futurist Neal Stephenson helps Matt determine what humanity needs to do in order to survive the destruction of our own planet.  

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

Is there a border we will never cross? Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what? It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…  

GE: Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye | Is ‘Mad Max’ Our Future?

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.  

Stuart Armstrong: A little talk about the future

Dr Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford), gave a talk at the IARU Summer School on the Ethics of Technology. In it, he touches on many of the research themes of the institute: the accuracy of predictions, the limitations and biases of predictors, the huge risks that humanity may face, the huge …

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