January 15, 2005

Rebelling Against the Future

Not everyone rebels. It is just the vast majority of people who find learning painful.

Marvin Minsky, Closer to Truth # 210: How Does Technology Transform Society?

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1Show 210: How Does Technology Transform Society?

It's unstoppable and unavoidable, and it's blowing to bits communication, business and life as we know it. Technology is making prettier television pictures, smart houses and smart cars, changing every aspect of business and government, shrinking the world and giving access to anything to almost anyone. Today's panelists discuss how technology is forever changing life as we know it and how change and continuing growth are just as unstoppable as social change is inevitable. Joining host Robert Kuhn are geopolitical economist Francis Fukuyama; artificial intelligence expert Marvin Minsky; technological innovator George Kozmetsky; scientist and sci-fi novelist Gregory Benford; and biophysicist Gregory Stock. [more]

Posted by Steve on January 15, 2005
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