Steven Johnson is one of the deftest thinkers, writers, and presenters of our time. This Friday the author of EMERGENCE, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU, and THE GHOST MAP will examine how humanity's new reach from nano-this to peta-that is expanding what humanity is. And does.
In this talk he examines how humanity is transformed by its new scaling capability--- our ability now to examine and relate events at the nanometer and nanosecond scale and then zoom right out to a cosmic scale and time frame. With tools like Google Earth and Will Wright's "Spore" game, we all are learning to zoom with comfort. How does that change us?
This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation
Official Website: http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/
Added by Ruthless on May 8, 2007