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In the Beginning: The Origin & Purpose of Life | Dr. Bruce Damer | TEDxSantaCruz

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Published on May 15, 2015

Are we compelled to become an interplanetary species? Scientist and designer Bruce Damer thinks so. In this philosophical talk, he elaborates on a new theory of the origin of life, and makes the case that the future of all life on Earth lies in a radical collaboration enabling a bold expansion of life into the cosmos.

Dr. Bruce Damer, a research associate in the UC Santa Cruz Department of Biomolecular Engineering, has 30 years of experience in the design of complex systems from software to virtual worlds, spacecraft missions, and the origin of life chemical models. He’s also CEO of DigitalSpace Research, founder of the Contact Consortium, and curator of DigiBarn Computer Museum.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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