While humanity’s past is firmly grounded on our home planet, the humans of the future may live on the moon, Mars, or interstellar ships bound for distant worlds. To prepare for this cosmic migration, today’s scientists are exploring how living in space affects the human body—right down to DNA—and whether we might tweak our own genome to enhance our ability to live beyond Earth. Come explore the biological future of humanity, as a new era of evolution beckons.
PARTICIPANTS: Chris Mason, Caleb Scharf, Ting Wu
MODERATOR: Stuart Firestein
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND PARTICIPANTS: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/evolution-beyond-earth/
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
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0:00:07 Program Introduction
0:01:34 Introduction of Participants
0:02:14 Program Begins: Thining about humans on other planets is hard and terrifying.
This program was filmed live at the 2017 World Science Festival and edited for YouTube.