What keeps the smartest folks in the world awake at night? Here goes:1. The proliferation of Chinese eugenics. – Geoffrey Miller, evolutionary psychologist.2. Black swan events, and the fact that we continue to rely on models that have been proven fraudulent. – Nassem Nicholas Taleb3. That we will be unable to defeat viruses by learning to push them beyond the error catastrophe threshold. – William McEwan, molecular biology researcher4. That pseudoscience will gain ground. – Helena Cronin, author, philospher5. That the age of accelerating technology will overwhelm us with opportunities to be worried. – Dan Sperber, social and cognitive scientist6. Genuine apocalyptic events. The growing number of low-probability events that could lead to the total devastation of human society. – Martin Rees, former president of the Royal Society7. The decline in science coverage in newspapers. – Barbara Strauch, New York Times science editor
via The 150 Things the Worlds Smartest People Are Afraid Of | Motherboard.