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January 3, 2013

Anders Sandberg Explores The Fermi Paradox



Fermi Paradox
 
Fermi Paradox
At a recent TEDx event, Anders Sandberg energetically discussed the Fermi Paradox, which questions why we cannot see evidence of alien life or intelligence given our own situation on earth and the billions of potential worlds for life to arise. He also touches on what this may represent for the future of humanity.
Anders Sandberg's research centres on societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technology, as well as on assessing the capabilities and underlying science of future technologies. His recent contributions include work on cognitive enhancement (methods, impacts, and policy analysis); a technical roadmap on whole brain emulation; on neuroethics; and on global existential risks, particularly on the question of how to take into account the subjective uncertainty in risk estimates of low-likelihood, high-consequence risk.

Sandberg explores the long term, and how much change in the universe can a civilization possibly cause?

Sandberg is James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, as well as associated with the Oxford Neuroethics Centre, the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology.

Sandberg's diverse interests also extend to the far reaches of outer space.  At a recent TEDx event, he energetically discussed the Fermi Paradox, which questions why we cannot see evidence of alien life or intelligence given our own situation on earth and the billions of potential worlds for life to arise.  He also touches on what this may represent for the future of humanity.



SOURCE  TEDx Talks

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