Seminar: Dr Toby Ord. "Overpopulation or underpopulation?"

Past Event

13 October 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speaker: Dr Toby Ord, James Martin Fellow & Research Associate, Future of Humanity Institute;

Summary: It is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, but do we really have too many people? Do we have an acceptable number? Or might we even have too few? I will show how we ignore the good side of having a large population, how we can weigh the benefits and drawbacks of having a large population, and how future technologies could create a moral imperative to massively increase our population in the 21st century and beyond.