687: Amy Webb | Changing Lives with Synthetic Biology
Amy Webb is an author and the founder and CEO of The Future Today Institute -- a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Her latest book is The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology.What We Discuss with Amy Webb:
- Synthetic biology will change the world in three key areas: medicine, food, and the environment.
- How pandemics might be wiped out by engineering immunity to deadly diseases on demand before they have a chance to take hold.
- Forget waiting your turn on the donor list: we'll be able to print new vital, life-sustaining organs from scratch instead of relying on unpredictable supply.
- When we have the ability to resurrect extinct species, will we possess the wisdom to prudently decide what lives again and what stays dead forever?
- How meat can be grown from cells in labs without slaughtering animals and consuming the resources necessary to sustain them.
- And much more...
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