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Building the Future.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2013 6:33 AM
Published on Dec 11, 2012     Length 39:16 min
On November 27th, 2012, StarTalk Live brought a little science to the world of dollars and cents at the Business Insider IGNITION conference. Now you're invited to hear astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Eugene Mirman and guest futurists Jason Silva and Melissa Sterry answer questions that lie at the intersection of technology, human biology and urban planning. Will bio-ware and nanotechnology allow humans to reprogram our biology? Can smart-materials, adaptive structures and sensor nets help city planners and policy makers create smart cities that adapt to environmental change the way forests do? Are we really approaching a "technological singularity" of emerging super-intelligence beyond which events cannot be predicted -- and has humanity actually experienced one before?

StarTalk Live:

PART 1) The future of space exploration, and robots and machines as extensions of the human mind.

2) Bionics and bio-mimicry, taking design from nature, the singularity, transportation, eliminating the banal.
3) Smart cities of tomorrow.
4) Asteroid impacts, hurricanes, geo-engineering.
5) Altering geography, terraforming Earth, unintended consequences, when is the transformation coming?


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