Survival of the Fittest – The Evolution of Human Nature
Dr. Bondar takes us on a journey with fun and insightful observations about the quirky human animal that is us – all in the context of Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest. Technology is improving on human evolution — repairing and replacing body parts, upgrading brain function, and improving the way we communicate.
Brave New World
From her experiences on Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World series, Dr. Bondar showcases some of the most mind-blowing technologies that will impact our daily lives in the not-too-distant future. Virtual reality and associated technologies will change the way we communicate, the way we work, and the way we play. Safety systems will reduce damage and loss in emergency situations. Dr. Bondar will look at these and many more examples of new technologies that will improve our lives by making things easier, more efficient and much faster. She offers a peek at the risks and opportunities your organization needs to be aware of you move into a hyperconnected future.
The Nature of Sex
Thought about Sex today? Of course you have! It’s about the most natural thing any animal can do. But have you ever wondered how human sex compares to that of other beasts? It’s far from merely inserting part A into slot B. The sex lives of our animal cousins are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Much like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable, life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game? The next task is to ensure that the resultant offspring reach sexual maturity in order to keep the cycle going. The myriad ways in which this is accomplished is ingenious. This presentation is a fascinating journey from puberty to old age across the entire animal.
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