Interview Subjects

From From the Trees to the Stars

Contents

competition

Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs and Steel; Collapse

humanity

  • John Gray, Political Philosopher, [1]
  • UN panelists [2]

science

  • Brian Cox, quantum physicist [3]

evolution

  • Harvard Origins: [4] (Karen Weintraub, journalist?)
    • Dimitar Sasselov, project head
    • John Sutherland, molecular biologist
    • Andrew H. Knoll, natural history
    • Jack Szostak,co-founder, geneticist
    • Lawrence Krauss, physicist, Arizona State University
    • Steven Benner, a distinguished fellow with the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Florida
  • John Blumenthal, commentator, intelligent design [5]
  • Contaminating Other planets with Earth-life [6]
  • Panda's thumb [7]
  • Brandon Keim, Wired [8]
  • Dr. Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist at Stanford [9]

languages/knowledge

  • Marcin Jakubowski - open source blueprints for civilisation [10]
  • Shawn Lawrence Otto - the war on science - [11]

earth

  • Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index [12]
  • patagonia [13]

ecosystem

  • Prof Catharine Ward Thompson OPENspace Research Centre [14]

existential risk

  • Nick Bostrom [15]
  • Phil Plait - defending earth from asteroids [16]
  • Everyone involved in this article about the possibility of humans being wiped out by various external or self-inflicted events.
  • The Fermi Paradox - [17]
  • The Great Filter - [18]
  • The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk [19] [20]
  • Falling sperm counts [21]

colonisation

technology

  • Kyle Wiens, guerilla geek [24]
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - astrophysicist (the cost of under-funding NASA) [25]
  • Ray Kurzweil, futurist, inventor
  • Hugo de Garis, AI architect

cooperation

  • the rise of collaboration [26]
  • Ben Hecht - collaboration is the new competition [27]

organisation

  • Eric Hobsbawm - Revolution historian [28]
  • Madeline McClure, Executive Director TexProtects, Texas Child protection foundation [29]
  • Alfred Moore - political scientist [30]
  • John Gray political philsopher [31]

money

  • Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies [32]

religion


misc