What can Star Trek tell us about life after capitalism? Peter Frase discusses four possible futures in a world where workers are increasingly being replaced by machines — ranging from communist and socialist societies to ones in which workers are literally disposable. Resources: Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism Verso, 2014
1. Breakthrough in schizophrenia 2. Can we stop the Zika virus? 3. Cure for cancer? 4. Will robots take over? Hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku.
Dr. Seth Shostak, looking for ET in space; and Dr. Ray Kurzweil, will the robots take over? Hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku.