Big Picture Science – Early Adapters

by Gary Niederhoff on April 23, 2012

The times are a’changing – rising temperatures, growing population, and new technology coming at us faster than a greased cheetah.

So how will humans respond? Find out about future farming in the city – your vegetables might be grown in downtown, hi-rise greenhouses. Also, a population expert tells us how our planet can cope with billions more people, and the man who invented the term ‘cyberspace’ describes what the future might hold for the techno-savvy.

Darwinian evolution takes a long time to accommodate to new environments. But Homo sapiens can beat that rap by wielding the right technology – and becoming early adapters.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: The Vertical Farm
Part 2: Home (Planet) Improvement
Part 3: Sci-Fi as Anthropology
Part 4: Evolution and Adaptation

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