Sunday, December 2, 2012

Big Picture Science for 12/03/12 - Doomsday Live, Part 2

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Big Picture Science - Doomsday Live, Part 2

If there is only one show you hear about the end of the world, let it be this one. Recorded before a live audience at the Computer History Museum on October 27th, 2012, this two-part special broadcast of Big Picture Science separates fact from fiction in doomsday prediction.

In this second episode: a global viral pandemic … climate change … and the threat of assimilation by super-intelligent machines.

Presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival.

Find out more about our guests and their work.

Guests:
  • Kirsten Gilardi – Wildlife veterinarian at the University of California, Davis. leader of the Gorilla Doctors program, and team leader for the US-AID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program
  • Ken Caldeira – Climate scientist, Carnegie Intuition for Science at Stanford University
  • Luke Muehlhauser – Executive Director of the Singularity Institute
  • Bradley Voytek – Neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Francisco

Permalink: http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Doomsday_Live_Part_2

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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