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Episode Four: Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown: Featuring Dr. Martin Rees

Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown

In episode four, Dr. Martin Rees, British astrophysicist and cosmologist, joins Institute chair Jerry Brown to speak about some of the world’s most significant global threats, including climate change, nuclear, and cybersecurity risks. Rees is the cofounder of the Center for the Study of Existential risk at the University of Cambridge, and author of “On the Future: Prospects for Humanity” among several other books.


26 Jul 2021

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Martin Rees, o futuro nas mãos

O Amor é (Fim de Semana)


5 Jun 2021

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Martin Rees: On the Future of Humanity & Artificial Intelligence | USIA Podcast #5

USIA Podcast

Lord Martin Rees, Ph.D., OM, FRS is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and was President of the Royal Society from 2005-2010. EPISODE LINKS: Martin Rees' Twitter: https://twitter.com/LordMartinRees​ Ian Bott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/IanBott​ OUTLINE: 0:00​ - Introduction 0:45​ - On the Future 2:55​ - Existential Risks 4:18​ - Psychology of Discount Rates 9:24​ - Climate Change 17:50​ - Pandemics 22:20​ - Intelligent Life 30:17​ - Artificial Intelligence 34:15​ - Gene Editing 38:43​ - Wealth Inequality 41:12​ - The Future of Education 43:13​ - Is This Our Final Century? CONNECT: Subscribe to the USIA YouTube channel United Sigma Intelligence Association (USIA): https://usiassociation.org​ USIA Twitter: https://twitter.com/UsiaPodcast​ USIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USIAssociation


11 Feb 2021

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Martin Rees - Unsere Zukunft. Perspektiven für die Menschheit

SWR2 lesenswert - Literatur

Der britische Astronom Martin Rees beschreibt in einem spannenden Buch die fragile Beziehung zwischen Menschheit, Erde und Weltall.Rezension von Konstantin Sakkas.Aus dem Englischen von Martina Wiesewbg Theiss VerlagISBN 978-3-8062-3970-6191 Seiten25 Euro


29 May 2020

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Episode 654: Open Space 78: Astronomer Royal Martin Rees on the Future of Humanity

Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain

On a special time, we've got a special guest, Professor Martin Rees, a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He's the Astronomer Royal and helped develop many of the modern theories of astronomy and cosmology. His latest book is On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, published in October, 2018. https://royalsociety.org/people/martin-rees-12156/ Our Book is out! https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Today-Ultimate-Viewing-Cosmos/dp/1624145442/ Audio Podcast version: ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2 RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio What Fraser's Watching Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmkjd428BcHcCEVWOjv7cJ1G Weekly email newsletter: https://www.universetoday.com/newsletter Weekly Space Hangout: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-KklSGlCiJDwOPdR2EUcg/ Astronomy Cast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHI67dh9jEO2rvK--MdCSg Support us at: https://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: https://www.universetoday.com/ Twitch: https://twitch.tv/fcain Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universetoday Instagram - https://instagram.com/universetoday Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / frasercain@gmail.com Karla Thompson - @karlaii / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEItkORQYd4Wf0TpgYI_1fw Chad Weber - weber.chad@gmail.comSupport Universe Today podcasts with Fraser Cain


20 May 2020

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86 | Martin Rees on Threats to Humanity, Prospects for Posthumanity, and Life in the Universe

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Anyone who has read histories of the Cold War, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1983 nuclear false alarm, must be struck by how incredibly close humanity has come to wreaking incredible destruction on itself. Nuclear war was the first technology humans created that was truly capable of causing such harm, but the list of potential threats is growing, from artificial pandemics to runaway super-powerful artificial intelligence. In response, today’s guest Martin Rees and others founded the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. We talk about what the major risks are, and how we can best reason about very tiny probabilities multiplied by truly awful consequences. In the second part of the episode we start talking about what humanity might become, as well as the prospect of life elsewhere in the universe, and that was so much fun that we just kept going.Support Mindscape on Patreon.Lord Martin Rees, Baron of Ludlow, received his Ph.D. in physics from University of Cambridge. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, as well as Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom. He was formerly Master of Trinity College and President of the Royal Society. Among his many awards are the Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, the Gruber Prize in Cosmology, the Crafoord Prize, the Michael Faraday Prize, the Templeton Prize, the Isaac Newton Medal, the Dirac Medal, and the British Order of Merit. He is a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.Web pageInstitute for Astronomy, Cambridge, web pageGoogle Scholar publicationsAmazon.com author pageWikipediaCentre for the Study of Existential RiskSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 40mins

2 Mar 2020

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The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Martin Rees interviewed by Graham Farmelo

The Universe Speaks in Numbers

Cosmologist Martin Rees, a pioneer of multiverse concept, is one of the most productive and respected thinkers about the origins and development of the universe. A former president of the Royal Society, he is also famous for his wise and thoughtful commentary on the state of science, and his thinking about the future. In this interview, he ranges widely over many themes, including the question of whether the pursuit of fundamental physics will one day run out of steam, become too expensive and perhaps too difficult to pursue.This is one of a series of interviews given by world-class experts to Graham on the themes he explores in his new book The Universe Speaks in Numbers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Jan 2020

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The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

In London, Lord Martin Rees joins Lawrence to discuss cosmology, science writing, politics, and the role of religion (and religious figures) in modern society. See the exclusive, full HD videos of all episodes at www.patreon.com/originspodcast immediately upon their release. Twitter: @TheOriginsPod Instagram: @TheOriginsPod Facebook: @TheOriginsPod Website: https://theoriginspodcast.com

1hr 23mins

24 Oct 2019

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Sir Martin Rees on the Future: Prospects for Humanity


Today my guest is world-renowned cosmologist and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. Martin has written 11 books and more than 500 scientific papers on topics ranging from the Big Bang and cosmology to technology and the future of humanity. Sir Rees has also been concerned with the threats stemming from humanity’s ever-heavier ‘footprint’ on the […]

1hr 34mins

12 Mar 2019

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Martin Rees: Prospects for Humanity

Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking

To think usefully about humanity’s future, you have to bear everything in mind simultaneously. Nobody has managed that better than Martin Rees in his succinct summing-up book: ON THE FUTURE: Prospects for Humanity.As the recent President of the Royal Society (and longtime Royal Astronomer), Rees is current with all the relevant science and technology. At 76, he has seen a lot of theories about the future come and go. He has expert comfort in thinking at cosmic scale and teaching the excitement of that perspective. He has explored the darkest scenarios in a previous book, OUR FINAL HOUR: A Scientist’s Warning (2004), which examined potential extreme threats from nuclear weapons, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, climate change, and terrorism. Civilization’s greatest danger comes from civilization itself, which now operates at planetary scale. Consequently, he says, to head off the hazards and realize humanity’s potentially fabulous prospects, "We need to think globally, we need to think rationally, we need to think long-term.”And we can.

1hr 24mins

22 Jan 2019