Friday, March 23, 2012
Physics Building, Room 203
Note special time.
Note special room.
Sir David King , Smith School at Oxford
[Host: John T. Yates, Jr., Ian Harrison, & Brad Cox]
Well designed technological solutions are desirable and can be compatible with the continued growth of human wellbeing. The socio-political challenges in directing such a collective response are beyond anything previously managed. This may well lead to a mid-century slide into conflict caused by environmental and resource-driven challenges on a scale not previously experienced. The thesis presented here is that meeting these challenges will require a global cultural and technological transformation on much the same scale as the European Renaissance or the Industrial Revolution itself, and a clear understanding by all societies of the need to adapt and strengthen global governance procedures. Decision making at all levels will require significantly enhanced knowledge and understanding.
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