Existential Risk: Surviving the 21st Century.

26 February 2014, 17:30 - 18:45

Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site

Free and open to all. No registration required.

In the coming century, the greatest threats to human survival may come from our own technological developments. However, if we can safely navigate the pitfalls, the benefits that technology promises are enormous. A philosopher, an astronomer, and an entrepreneur have come together to form the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. The goal: to bring a fraction of humanity's talents to bear on the task of ensuring our long-term survival. In this lecture, Huw Price, Martin Rees and Jaan Tallinn will outline humanity's greatest challenge: surviving the 21st Century.

There will be a drinks reception at the Alison Richard Building after the event.