Bringing new life to dead matter

Contribution to the Speculist show Fast Forward Radio on 27 June: 

Colin McInnes joins Phil and Stephen to discuss his essay: Bringing New Life to Dead Matter.

They explore how dead matter comes to life — first at the molecular level and then at the planetary level, why no one should be freaking out about gray goo and other shock scenarios, and why the fate of humanity and the planet depends on our elarning to overcome our lack of confidence.