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.
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Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Global Pandemic
Part 2: Disease and Environment
Part 3: Recent Doomsday Scares
Part 4: Measuring Climate Change
Part 5: Impacts of Climate Change
Part 6: Doomsday Dinner
Part 7: Computer Takeover
Part 8: Remaining Human