Has our invention and mastery of increasingly powerful technology turned humans into gods? From the destructive potential inherent in nuclear technology to the understanding of the building blocks of life represented by the sequencing of the human genome, our technologies have given us the power to create and destroy at a human and planetary scale.
This power can generate extraordinary possibilities, but do we need to learn how to use it more effectively? As science and technology shape the world at ever increasing speed, will the utopian narrative of the technological human-god become as important to ordinary people in explaining the world as gods and demons have been in the past?
Speaker - Jason Silva