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Brave New Planet
Utopia or dystopia? It’s up to us. In the 21st century, powerful technologies have been appearing at a breathtaking pace—related to the internet, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and more. They have amazing potential upsides, but we can’t ignore the serious risks that come with them. Brave New Planet is a podcast that delves deep into the most exciting and challenging scientific frontiers, helping us understand them and grapple with their implications. Dr. Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is a geneticist, molecular...
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4.3 stars from 211 ratings
People saying the podcast slams one party should remember one party has been calling human-caused climate change a hoax. One party has delayed, obstructed and vetoed serious action to manage the problem for three decades. We are in serious danger from climate change due to man made global...Read full review »
ItsNotA-Bug via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/20
TIMELY!
thoughtful insight from someone who knows where science and culture connect
siplane1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/20
Needs refinement
Noah needs to not let his emotions get the best of him when his interviewee expresses viewpoints different than he holds. Yelling at the judge was so tacky. Might as well been listen to a FM radio shock jock. Unsubscribe. I love Pushkin Ind podcasts but this one is not worth your time.
random123real via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/20
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