Martin Rees: Political constraints could lead to global catastrophe

If AI fails, it is not because of technology, but rather, the political constraints within societies.

In this interview with Bryan Walsh, British cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees expresses his concern for the future of mankind. According to him, new technologies such as AI, biotech, and cybertech have the potential to make a good life for the 9 billion people in this planet.

The fact that poverty, hunger, and war still exist is a testament of our society’s lack of desire to make life better for others. He stresses that political constraints plaguing our institutions will make life very difficult in the next few years.

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