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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.

Speakers
avatar for José Cordeiro

José Cordeiro

Futurist, Millennium Project / Singularity University,
José Cordeiro is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, founder of the World Future Society’s Venezuela Chapter, co-founder of the Ibero-American Transhumanist Association, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+), and the Extropy Institute. He is also invited faculty at the Institute of Developing... 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 for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and was both deputy director for economic policy studies and director of the Center for International... Read More →


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

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