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SPEAKER: Various
EVENT DATE: 09/12/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 100 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. Opening remarks, "Setting the Stage" and "The Nature of Nature: What Should We Choose to Save?" Speakers included David Biello, Odile Madden and Rick Potts.

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.

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