Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth

45 leading scholars, authors and activists convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the symposium: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems.

There are four videos in total. The first, above, is the introduction by Koohan Paik, titled “For the Good of Mankind” — Nukes, Drones and Robots”. The second, immediately below, is the presentation by Dr. Caldicott, “Hiroshima, Fukushima & Beyond”. The third video is of the presentation by Neisen Laukon, “Present at the Birth”. The fourth video is of Bruce Gagnon’s presentation, “Space Tech & Corporate Full Spectrum Dominance”.

For more info, see http://ifg.org/techno-utopia/program/.

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