TUE 4 JUN 8:45PM - 9:45PM at the EDF ENERGY ARENA
Our world is getting more crowded and interconnected, and its resources are under pressure. We can’t survive without powerful new technologies – such as biotechnology, robotics and the exploitation of space – and they offer exciting opportunities. But what if they run out of control? The downsides could have a global impact and even jeopardise humanity’s entire future. These ‘existential threats’ may seem unlikely, but Martin Rees argues that it would be prudent to pay more attention to safeguarding ourselves against them.