The End Of The World with Josh Clark

The End Of The World with Josh Clark
We’re all going to die some day. Let’s hope it’s not on the same day.
EP10: Simulation Argument (Epilogue)
Dec 5, 2018 • 50 min
There’s one last thing. Maybe the reason why we don’t see other intelligent life, maybe the reason we are in the astoundingly unique position of having to save the future of the human race, is because we are simulated human beings. It would explain a lot.…
EP09: End
Nov 30, 2018 • 45 min
Josh explains that to survive the next century or two – to navigate our existential threats – all of us will have to become informed and involved. It will take a movement that gets behind science done right to make it through the Great Filter. (Original…
EP08: Embracing Catastrophe
Nov 28, 2018 • 49 min
We humans are our own worst enemies when it comes to what it will take to deal with existential risks. We are loaded with cognitive biases, can’t coordinate on a global scale, and see future generations as freeloaders. Seriously, are we going to survive?…
EP07: Physics Experiments
Nov 23, 2018 • 76 min
Surprisingly the field of particle physics poses a handful of existential threats, not just for us humans, but for everything alive on Earth – and in some cases, the entire universe. Poking around on the frontier of scientific understanding has its risks.…
EP06: Biotechnology
Nov 21, 2018 • 59 min
Natural viruses and bacteria can be deadly enough; the 1918 Spanish Flu killed 50 million people in four months. But risky new research, carried out in an unknown number of labs around the world, are creating even more dangerous humanmade pathogens.…
EP05: Artificial Intelligence
Nov 16, 2018 • 44 min
An artificial intelligence capable of improving itself runs the risk of growing intelligent beyond any human capacity and outside of our control. Josh explains why a superintelligent AI that we haven’t planned for would be extremely bad for humankind.…
EP04: Natural Risks
Nov 14, 2018 • 39 min
Humans have faced existential risks since our species was born. Because we are Earthbound, what happens to Earth happens to us. Josh points out that there’s a lot that can happen to Earth - like gamma ray bursts, supernovae, and runaway greenhouse effect.…
EP03: X Risks
Nov 7, 2018 • 41 min
Humanity could have a future billions of years long – or we might not make it past the next century. If we have a trip through the Great Filter ahead of us, then we appear to be entering it now. It looks like existential risks will be our filter.…
EP02: Great Filter
Nov 7, 2018 • 45 min
The Great Filter hypothesis says we’re alone in the universe because the process of evolution contains some filter that prevents life from spreading into the universe. Have we passed it or is it in our future? Humanity’s survival may depend on the answer.…
EP01: Fermi Paradox
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
Ever wondered where all the aliens are? It’s actually very weird that, as big and old as the universe is, we seem to be the only intelligent life. In this episode, Josh examines the Fermi paradox, and what it says about humanity’s place in the universe.…
Trailer 2: Bill, Elon and Stephen
Oct 24, 2018 • 1 min
Why are smart people warning us about artificial intelligence? As machines grow smarter and able to improve themselves, we run the risk of them developing beyond our control. But AI is just one of the existential risks emerging in our future. Learn more…
Trailer: The End Of The World with Josh Clark
Oct 17, 2018 • 2 min
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