Monday, September 6, 2010
"Life's Future in the Cosmos"
Martin Rees is a technological optimist, a political pessimist, and-- citing Darwin's remark that "not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness" to the future-- an evolutionary realist. Will future life ("life"?) be human, post-human, trans-human, or robotic? Or none of these? And, the more pressing question: will we get out of this century? (TED)