257 Life

Max Tegmark, world leading cosmologist talks with ShaoLan about the future of life and how we can try to take on some of the most pressing problems in life and avoid extinction of the human race. He feels that the key is winning the race between the development of technology and the development of the wisdom of how to use it well, particularly when it is as powerful as nuclear or biological technology, or as transformational as artificial intelligence! Finally, listen in to which country Max feels is doing well in terms of long-term thinking? Are you interested knowing more about life (生命)? Why not check out Max’s recent publication: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (http://amzn.to/2eyvwTq). It’s definitely worthy reading!

The Chinese word for life is 生命 which is made up of 生 ”to be born” and 命 the ”life between birth and death.”

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shēng mìng
To give birth, to come to live
shēng rì
One's life
yī shēng

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