687: Amy Webb | Changing Lives with Synthetic Biology


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Amy Webb (@amywebb) 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. (Alternatively, how pandemics might be created by engineering new diseases against which we have no defense.)
  • 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...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/687

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