Waiting for the end of the world? If so, you might enjoy a program next Saturday (Oct. 27) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, where the SETI Institute will host a panel discussion on potential threats to life on earth — at least as we know it.
We’re not talking Mayan prophecy or nuclear Armageddon here. But how about global warming, asteroids, the Singularity or killer pandemics?
The panel for the “Doomsday Live” discussion will include Stanford climate scientist Ken Caldeira and UC neuroscientist Bradley Voytek, along with Foothill College astronomer Andy Fraknoi and epidemiologist Kristen Gilardi. The talk will be moderated by SETI astronomer Seth Shostak, who also hosts the institute’s weekly radio show, Big Picture Science.