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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