Jun 28, 2018
Isaac Newton made an almost incomparable contribution to physics
- practically founding the field with his famous Laws that defined
the mechanics of how bodies move for centuries, and by discovering
gravity when an apple hit his head.
At least, that's the story we all learn in school. But this skips a lot of the...
Jun 17, 2018
Should we be talking about a one-world government to head off
existential threats? What about schemes to preserve human genetic
information, or launch relics from our civilisation to land on the
Is worrying about the end of the world even worthwhile?
What can we practically do to reduce the risks for...
Jun 8, 2018
So, now that I’ve thoroughly frightened us all with the
terrifying visions of the apocalypse, I guess I should answer the
question: what can we do to save ourselves? What should we do to
Of course, this podcast episode won't save the world - not even close. But hopefully it will raise some interesting...
Jun 1, 2018
Last episode on the Future of Work, I described the problem –
artificial intelligence is going to potentially make a lot of
people unemployed in the near-term future; and the range of
opinions, you can kind of pick and mix from:
It’s the robot job apocalypse! Society as we know it will soon be over!