Life after Earth ... for capitalists

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Sunday 27 October 2019 7:45AM (view full episode)

We humans are an energy hungry lot - and we get hungrier with each passing year. But what happens when we've chewed up all the energy options on Earth?

Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker has just the thing. We could live in a Dyson sphere.

Well, a series of them actually.

It's pure sci-fi - but so is the notion of unlimited economic growth that's driving our energy appetite.

This talk was recorded at Ockham's Razor Live at the Perkins Institute in Perth.

Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker, ARC Future Fellow
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Curtin University, Perth


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