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EVENT DATE: 09/12/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes
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Will the longevity of human civilization on Earth be imperiled, or enhanced, by our world-changing technologies? Scientists, humanists, journalists and science-fiction authors convened to answer this question in a daylong symposium. The final panel invited all speakers to the stage to engage with the audience in discussion. Speakers included David Grinspoon, Odile Madden, Rick Potts, Seth Shostak, Ken Caldeira, Steven Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula Heise, David Biello and Jacob Haqq-Misra.
American astrobiologist David H. Grinspoon is the first Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at the Library's John W. Kluge Center.