Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements

by Gary Niederhoff on January 4, 2015

Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements

There’s no one like you. At least, not yet. But in some visions of the future, androids can do just about everything, computers will hook directly into your brain, and genetic human-hybrids with exotic traits will be walking the streets. So could humans become an endangered species?

Be prepared to meet the new-and-improved you. But how much human would actually remain in the humanoids of the future?

Plus, tips for preventing our own extinction in the face of inevitable natural catastrophes.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Robin Hanson / Robot Emulations
Part 2: Gary’s Replacement Replacement
Part 3: Luke Muehlhauser / Rise of A.I.
Part 4: Stuart Newman / Humanzee
Part 5: Annalee Newitz / Surviving Extinction

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