Stephen Petranek

10 ways the world could end

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Filmed Jan 2002 at TED2002
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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?

Stephen Petranek
/ 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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