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Nick Bostrom:
A philosophical quest for our biggest problems

TEDGlobal 2005 · 16:52 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Oxford philosopher and transhumanist Nick Bostrom examines the future of humankind and asks whether we might alter the fundamental nature of humanity to solve our most intrinsic problems.

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Philosopher; transhumanist
Nick Bostrom, director of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, specializes in the big questions: What does it mean to be human? If we could live forever, would we choose to? Can we improve our human nature with technological enhancements? Full bio

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