The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Synthetic biology will be one of the driving technological forces of this century. By transforming the complexity and diversity of life into a technology malleable by man, it simultaneously offers some of science's highest hopes and gravest threats. Like splitting the atom, synthetic biology holds a great wealth of power that must be wielded with care.
Drew Endy is a leading synthetic biologist while Jim Thomas is one of the field's leading critics. Moderated by Stewart Brand, they will meet to discuss how the emerging and potentially revolutionary capabilities of synthetic biology can be utilized safely, equitably and openly.
The point of Long Now debates is not win-lose. The point is public clarity and deep understanding, leading to action graced with nuance and built-in adaptivity, with long-term responsibility in mind. Please join us in this pursuit.
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand
Monday November 17, 02008
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
$10 suggested donation
We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
There will be a reception at the Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
For more information contact:
Community Development Director
The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.
Official Website: http://www.longnow.org
Added by Long Now on August 4, 2008