7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 16 June
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Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century.
This talk explores how advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence, if pursued and applied wisely, could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth.
World-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees discusses how the future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges.
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Martin Rees is a leading astrophysicist as well as a senior figure in UK science. He has conducted influential theoretical work on subjects as diverse as black hole formation and extragalactic radio sources, and provided key evidence to contradict the Steady State theory of the evolution of the Universe.
Martin was also one of the first to predict the uneven distribution of matter in the Universe, and proposed observational tests to determine the clustering of stars and galaxies. Much of his most valuable research has focused on the end of the so-called cosmic dark ages — a period shortly after the Big Bang when the Universe was as yet without light sources.
As Astronomer Royal and a Past President of the Royal Society, Martin is a prominent scientific spokesperson and the author of seven books of popular science. After receiving a knighthood in 1992 for his services to science, he was elevated to the title of Baron Rees of Ludlow in 2005. His latest book 'On the Future: Prospects for Humanity' is available now on Amazon and in all good bookstores.
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The stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm.
If you miss the livestream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 24 hours.
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