Biotech Disaster by 2020? Martin Rees Weighs the Risks


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Uploaded on Sep 14, 2010

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/08/02/Martin_Rees…

Long Now Foundation president Stewart Brand interviews cosmologist Martin Rees about his 2002 Long Bets prediction that “by 2020 a biological catastrophe (either bioterror or bioerror) will lead to one million casualties in a single event. ” “Obviously, I desperately hope that I’m wrong,” says Rees. “But biotechnology is developing very fast, and there are greater risks of error.”

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