21. The environment

Another significant determinant of human flourishing is the environment in which we exist. How might the environment change over the next few years?

Resources providing an overall introduction to the environment:

“Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals” by World Science Festival

21.1 Our cosmic context

“The six epochs of evolution” – 97 second video by Jason Silva, illustrating ideas from Ray Kurzweil.
“After billions of years of monotony, the universe is waking up” – TED talk by David Deutsch, 2019

21.2 Environmental independence and interdependence

21.3 Planetary boundaries

“Let the environment guide our development” by Johan Rockstrom

21.4 The co-evolution of life and mind

“The Coevolution of Humans and Machines” by Edward Lee

21.5 Options for re-wilding

21.6 Options for de-extinction

“Can we bring animals back from extinction?” by The Royal Society

21.7 Options for paradise engineering

“The Biohappiness Revolution” by David Pearce

21.8 Options for exploring the wider universe

“We Could Kick-Start Life on Other Planets. Should We?” by Betül Kaçar
“Uplifting Animal & Aliens, Part 2” by John Michael Godier and Isaac Arthur

21.9 Alien life and the Fermi paradox

“The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens?” by Kurzgesagt (Part 1 of 2)
“The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens?” by Kurzgesagt (Part 2 of 2)
“Why We Should NOT Look For Aliens – The Dark Forest” by Kurzgesagt

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