October 27-28, 2023
Technology: Tragedy or Transcendence?Registration closed
Advances in AI and biotechnology and rekindled fears of nuclear annihilation highlight the arc of our escalating powers over the natural world. Please join Former California Governor Jerry Brown and a distinguished group of scholars, scientists, public policy experts, and storytellers to discuss a range of ideas central to addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by our advancing technologies.
Through genuine depth of dialogue, we will seek to define the dilemma, clarify the human needs and moral imperatives that compel its development, and provide an aspirational vision that can align and empower our technological quest.
Friday October 27, 2023
- 7:00 PM - Science Fictions: Dreams, Visions, Nightmares
In this opening session of the Technology: Tragedy or Transcendence symposium, Robert Harrison (Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature, Stanford University), Alexander Nemerov (Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University), and Micheal Flaherty (filmmaker and founder of Walden Media and Think Again Studios) will provide a rich visual interrogation of the mythologies embedded in film, art, and literature and discuss how they shape human perceptions of technology.
Saturday October 28, 2023
- 8:00 AM - Registration Desk Opens
- 9:00 AM - Defining the Dilemma
- 11:00 AM - Human Nature and the Technological Quest
- 1:30 PM - Guidance and Governance of Technology
- 3:30 PM - Technology and the Human Future
Terrence Deacon, PhD
William Hurlbut, MD
Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar
Professor, Arts and Humanities
David A. Relman, MD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Former Governor of California
J. Benjamin Hurlbut
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary Scientist, Microsoft
Distinguished Professor, Biology
Founder, Think Again Studios
Professor, French and Italian
Ronjon Nag, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Genetics
Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Timothy Dalrymple, PhD
CEO, Christianity Today
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