IAS Trustee Martin Rees on Technology, Humanity, and "Posthuman" Science

Institute Trustee Sir Martin Rees, former Member in the School of Natural Sciences, sat down with Scientific American's John Horgan to discuss threats to Earth and humanity, challenges facing the scientific community, Martian communities and utopian societies, and more, saying:

The world’s growing and more demanding population puts our natural environment under strain, and could trigger dangerous climate change and mass extinctions if “tipping points” are crossed. But to reduce these risks, we don’t need to put the brakes on technology; on the contrary, we need to enhance our understanding of nature, and deploy appropriate technology.

Read the interview at Scientific American.