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Stephen Petranek:
10 ways the world could end

TED2002 · 29:42 · Filmed Feb 2002
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How might the human race end? Stephen Petranek lays out 10 terrible options and the science behind them. Will we be wiped out by an asteroid? Eco-collapse? How about a particle collider gone wild?

Technology forecaster
Stephen Petranek untangles emerging technologies to predict which will become fixtures of our future lives — and which could potentially save them. Full bio
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