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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.

Martin Rees
18 April 2013

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.

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