X-Risks and Human Destiny

25 October 2017
by David Hulme

"In the face of threats to our continued ability to exist on the earth, Britain’s Astronomer Royal discusses not only the risks but also some of the alternatives that scientists are currently exploring.

At Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), Martin Rees and his colleagues are concerned with the multiple risks that could lead to human extinction. Rees is a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and also holds the title of Astronomer Royal. In this June 2017 interview, Vision publisher David Hulme asked him about his concerns—and his hopes—for the future of our species."

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