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.

  • 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


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

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