Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond 1 day ago   18:12

TED In a taut soliloquy that takes us from the origins of the universe to the last days of a dying sun 6 billion years later, renowned cosmologist Sir Martin Rees explains why the 21st century is a pivotal moment in the history of humanity: the first time in history when we can materially change ourselves and our planet. Stunning imagery of cosmological wonders show us the universe as we know it now. Speaking as "a concerned member of the human race," Rees harkens to the wisdom of Einstein, calling for scientists to act as moral compasses, confronting the coming developments and ensuring our role in "the immense future."

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Alec Cap
In my view the smarter a person is, the more stupid they actually are. You will see time and time again ''we have a problem'' we can normally tell there's a problem because all the idiots come out of the woodwork saying what they should have done lol. What the problem is, is not the answer, its how you're going to fix something - as a race mucking up a planet dreaming of doom and gloom may never passed the mind of the dinosaurs that were around for just 165 million years, we've been around for less then 2 million, even less when you consider what a human was and where it began, and if life was to end, then what ? Nothing
mike Michael
Thanks for starting with Darwin, so we know you like living in a fantasy
Alabama Mothman
Peas and rice, spare us their "ideas".
Ray Vicchio
Another end of world talk where the premise has no facts. So we should shut down our western society that has brought our species the most incredible way of life filled with amazing features on a whim from a crack pot. I’m for running this string out, we have many more incredible things waiting in the future. Why stop now. I don’t believe any of this end of time talk from these human haters. These suicide seekers. They may hate themselves and all humanity but I don’t. Instead we are on the threshold of a dream, not an end of a nightmare.
Hairy Bear
A classic 'pop science' lecture. Pity about the unflattering lighting.
PowerOf One
Earth is not a planet. Earth is flat. This man is duped.
Aleksandar Milinković
Now that's what I call a TED talk!
Nunov Yrbznes
Nothing about "Earth in its final century."
Steve Mcelhiney
Your all going to die........wait but my book first.
Doctor Who 2002
Wow, this was here since 2008. Holy crap.
Allan Nielsen
What a total load of bull crap ! Proof it ! CGI is not proof !
Alex King
comment section is quite sad
reflection of this age ...
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Riaz Ahmed
If course it is he is on the dot
Darwin was wrong, not enough time to develop a human and he can not account for the new life forms that came out of the Cambrian era. They Just came with no development phase et al
heart & Soul 37 Muskie Trout
Member of the human race started off with a funny joke huh not completely human Creature Feature got to give that 9 9 9 9 number and strange breed in there go back to sleep those without eyes to see and ears to hear truly
Janet Byrd
In the Baha’i’ Faith, the universe is infinite, neither beginning nor end. But Man cannot comprehend the infinite. So we invent one. I prefer the origin of the Solar System as our beginning. Who made the Multiverse..God. What is the recipe, Sociology Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Biology, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology...
Jonathan C
Quite impressively presented. Understandable to the common person, entertaining and informative.
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