Our final century? Threats to the survival of the human race in the 21st century: Part 2

Film: Martin Rees speaks to TalkWorks on nuclear disarmament, threats confronting humanity in the 21st century and what must change as part of the 2013 Global Perspectives series.

Part 2: Threats from emerging 21st century technologies

Martin Rees warns of the risks of a major catastrophe from the misuse, by 'error or terror', of developing technologies; and the particular concern that they empower a small number of people, even a lone individual, to inflict severe, even global damage in our ever more vulnerable and interconnected world.

About the author

Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, is a British cosmologist and Astronomer Royal. He served as President of the Royal Society of London (1999-2010); Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (2004-20120); Member, UK Trident Commission; and author of 'Our Final Century' (2003) and 'From Here to Infinty' (2011).