Towards a Happy Biosphere

Speaker: David Pearce, Philosopher
Time: Sunday, 04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Room: H3010

Natural selection didn’t design living organisms to be happy. A predisposition to suffer in countless ways is genetically adaptive. Any attempt to create a happy biosphere that relies on environmental solutions alone is doomed to fail. This talk explores how the CRISPR revolution in biotech can be used to create a biology of invincible well-being for human and nonhuman animals alike.