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Friday, July 15 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technological Challenges to Freedom's Future: in the Atlas Society Day at FreedomFest

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Exponential technological changes in computing, communications, robotics, AI, genetic engineering, and nanotech promise to usher in an era of unimagined opportunities, prosperity, human enhancement and longevity. But the resulting social and economic dislocations will be even more profound than those of the Industrial Revolution because adjustments will need to take place over decades or mere years rather than centuries.

Already opposition is arising from many sectors and perspectives—some is based on economic misunderstanding, some on philosophical mistakes such as the so-called “Precautionary Principles,” some on self-sacrificial religious dogma, and some on deep, often anti-human values. Those who welcome and work for a future worthy of human beings must actively promote the ideas and values that will usher in that new era just as the philosophical revolution of Enlightenment thinkers ushered in the Industrial Revolution and the modern world.

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Jose Cordeiro

Director, HumanityPlus, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked... Read More →
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Edward Hudgins

Director of Advocacy, The Atlas Society
Edward Hudgins is Director of Advocacy at The Atlas Society. Formerly director of regulatory studies for the Cato Institute and editor of Regulation magazine, Ed is an expert on the regulation of space and transportation, pharmaceuticals, and labor. He served as a senior economist... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Melrose 3 Planet Hollywood