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A podcast from info@omegataupodcast.net

omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed

omegataupodcast.net

353 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

353 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

A podcast from info@omegataupodcast.net

omega tau science & engineering podcast » Podcast Feed

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353 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

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[We have episodes in German and English] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.

Latest Episode

22 Aug 2020 • 2 hours 40 mins

350 – Existential Risk

Humanity has always been exposed to potentially catastrophic risks that might endanger the continued existence of humanity. Asteroid impacts or supervolcano eruptions come to mind. But since about the invention of the atomic bomb, humanity has been able to wipe itself out, adding self-made existential risks to the natural ones. Oxford philosopher Toby Ord argues in his book The Precipice that those risks are much more likely than the natural ones. In this episode we explore this idea with him, and also discuss what we should do about this realization.