Will humanity survive this century? Sir Martin Rees predicts ‘a bumpy ride’ ahead

To learn more about which technologies worry him most, his prospects for humanity’s survival and why he thinks we’ll eventually enter a period of “Post-human evolution,” MACH recently sat down with Rees in New York City.

Well, we survived 18 years so far, but I do think we will have a bumpy ride through the century.

I’m thinking about climate change and the associated loss of biodiversity.

I’m thinking of biotechnology, cybertechnology and artificial intelligence.

It’s a dangerous delusion to think otherwise, because terraforming Mars is much, much harder than ensuring we have a sustainable situation here and avoid massive climate change.

You think we’ll eventually have humans living on Mars?I think there is a likelihood that by the end of the century there will be a community of people living on Mars.

These people on Mars – I think they will be important for the far future of the 22nd century and beyond, because they will be in an environment to which they’re ill adapted.

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