Martin Rees in The National: Coronavirus "Recipe for Instability"

02 June 2020

Coronavirus: 'Recipe for instability', says futurist who predicted extinction event

Lord Martin Rees dwells on post-pandemic world, the implications of technology and why we go to space.

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to better prepare for long-term risks but is “a recipe for global instability” amid growing inequality, according to a cosmologist and futurist who predicted a 50 per cent chance of humanity’s demise in the 21st century.

Speaking to The National, Lord Martin Rees, a member of the UK House of Lords who is also the British Astronomer Royal, shared his views on the fate of the world post-coronavirus, the implications of this century’s new technology and why we go to space.

Link to full article and audio interview

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