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