Brave New Planet review: A guide to future tech’s moral dilemmas

Emerging technology comes with both upsides and downsides that we need to understand. Podcast Brave New Planet is a great place to start


6 January 2021

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Brave New Planet

Eric Lander

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“IN THE face of overwhelming odds, I’m left with only one option. I’m going to have to science the shit out of this,” says Matt Damon’s character in The Martian, when he realises he is stranded on Mars and no one is rushing to his rescue.

Eric Lander, a key scientist on the Human Genome Project and director of the Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research centre in Massachusetts, quotes the lines in the prologue to his podcast, Brave …

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