Doomsday Live, Part 2

Categories: Earth

If there is only one show you hear about the end of the world, let it be this one. Recorded before a live audience at the Computer History Museum on October 27th, 2012, this two-part special broadcast of Big Picture Science separates fact from fiction in doomsday prediction.

In this second episode: a global viral pandemic … climate change … and the threat of assimilation by super-intelligent machines.

Presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival.

Find out more about our guests and their work.


  • Kirsten Gilardi – Wildlife veterinarian at the University of California, Davis. leader of the Gorilla Doctors program, and team leader for the US-AID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program
  • Ken Caldeira – Climate scientist, Carnegie Intuition for Science at Stanford University
  • Luke Muehlhauser – Executive Director of the Singularity Institute
  • Bradley Voytek – Neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Francisco

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