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New extinction events are arising. My view is that some of these things existed and we just did not know about them. The threat level is not rising by that much, we are just getting a more accurate picture of the actual threat level. I also think that technology can make civilization more robust and better able to survive. So technology is creating new dangers, but is also creating new protection and solutions. Also, it is not just technology but processes and better understanding of what is happening.
For example, we are safer from disease from drugs but also because of access to clean water and sanitary conditions and public health management.
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.