Meet Your Replacements

Big Picture Science show

Summary: <p>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?</p> <p>Be prepared to meet the new-and-improved you. But how much human would actually remain in the humanoids of the future?</p> <p>Plus, tips for preventing our own extinction in the face of inevitable natural catastrophes.</p> <h2>Guests:</h2> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="">Robin Hanson</a></strong> – Associate professor of economics, George Mason University</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Luke Muehlhauser</a></strong> – Executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Stuart Newman</a></strong> – Professor of cell biology and anatomy, New York Medical College</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Annalee Newitz</a></strong> – Editor of, and author of <i><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0385535910&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=arweal-20">Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction</a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385535910" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></i> </li> </ul><p><strong><a href="">Descripción en español</a></strong></p>