The End Of The World with Josh Clark
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We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first. Join Josh Clark of Stuff You Should Know for a 10-episode deep dive that explores the future of humanity and finds dangers we have never encountered before lurking just ahead. And if we humans are alone in the universe, if we don't survive intelligent life dies out with us too.
||EP10: Simulation Argument (Epilogue)||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||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP09: End||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.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP08: Embracing Catastrophe||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 survi||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP07: Physics Experiments||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 ri||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP06: Biotechnology||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.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP05: Artificial Intelligence||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.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP04: Natural Risks||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 eff||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP03: X Risks||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.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP02: Great Filter||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 a||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||EP01: Fermi Paradox||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 unive||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trailer 2: Bill, Elon and Stephen||Why are smart people warning us about artificial intelligence?||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trailer: The End Of The World with Josh Clark||We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
My Mind Exploded
Enriching, enlightening, and thought provoking. I enjoyed every minute and hope to see more podcasts like this in the future!
I have been listening to podcasts for many years now and I think this is the best one yet. Your information and delivery is amazing. The audio quality is outstanding. Everyone should give this a listen if they can.
THANK YOU JOSH!
Josh Clark is an amazing science communicator. Seriously; no smoke being blown here! The End of the World ties together so many concepts that the general public is aware of but doesn’t really understand. I WAS one of those people but thanks to this show I feel so much more informed (AND entertained). I really hope more people listen to this show and not just those interested in science, but everyone because these topics concern us all. Thank you Josh for all the hard work and for wrapping all the topics up in a neat bow. The End of the World has given me a lot to chew on and warrants multiple listens. So here I go for round 2!