Are We Alone - Earth: A Century Hence
ENCORE Humans have not gone unnoticed on this planet. We’ve left our mark with technology, agriculture, architecture, and a growing carbon footprint. But where is this trajectory headed?
In the first of a two-part series: what will be lost and what will still be around 100 years from now? James Lovelock says a hotter planet will prompt mass migrations. And Cary Fowler urges us to save our seeds – the health of future farms may depend on it.
Plus, from antibiotics to sewage systems: why human ingenuity ultimately saves the day.
And, sure, humans will be around in a century, but – with bionic limbs and silicon neurons – would we recognize them?
- James Lovelock – Independent scientist and author of The Vanishing Face of Gaia
- Cary Fowler – Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust
- Russell Blackford – Philosopher, writer, and editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Evolution and Technology.”
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