Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics

Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics

March 4, 02019 Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentation starts @ 7pm. Tickets available via Eventbrite

See the post-event summary: DNA – Our Past is Our Future

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Preston Estep CSO and co-founder, Veritas Genetics
and
Dennis Grishin CSO and co-founder, Nebula Genomics

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The Future of Transportation: Autonomy and Interdependence

The Future of Transportation: Autonomy and Interdependence

Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentation starts @ 7pm

December 3, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Robin Chase, Transportation Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Zipcar

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Hollywood and the comic books get it all wrong. There are no flying cars. Yet.

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Climate Change and the Future of the Boston Coastline

Climate Change and the Future of the Boston Coastline

Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentations start @ 7pm

November 27, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Kirk Bosma, P.E. Woods Hole Group and Paul Kirshen, Ph.D., UMass Boston

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“Well I love that dirty water…Oh, Boston, you’re my home”

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The Knife Edge of Value Alignment in AI: Utopia or Extinction

The Knife Edge of Value Alignment in AI: Utopia or Extinction

Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentations start @ 7pm

October 2, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Richard Mallah and Lucas Perry, The Future of Life Institute [FLi]

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What happens when we ask the algorithms to make decisions for us – decisions that may have life and death consequences?

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The Future of Housing in Boston and Beyond

The Future of Housing in Boston and Beyond

Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentations start @ 7pm

September 10, 02018A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Barry Bluestone, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Tamara M. Roy, Principal with Stantec, Boston, and past President of the Boston Society of Architects and
Peter Rose, FAIA, FRAIC, Rose and Partners Architects, Boston

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Three of Boston’s pre-eminent leaders in housing and urban design will guide this Long Now Boston conversation on the future of housing.

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The Influence of Technology on our Moral Norms: Who Decides?

The Influence of Technology on our Moral Norms: Who Decides?

May 7, 02018:  A Long Now Boston Conversation with
Juan Enriquez — Futurist, Educator, Author, Venture Investor

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An interactive conversation on the structure and formation of moral norms and the profound influence technology exerts on those norms.

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The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times

The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times

April 5, 02018: A Long Now Boston Conversation with
Professor Loren J. Samons II, Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University

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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” — Winston Churchill Continue reading “The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times”

Asteroid Futures: Decades, Centuries, Millennia

Asteroid Futures: Decades, Centuries, Millennia

March 5, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Dr. Martin Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Asteroids serve as convenient platforms for deep space exploration, industrial fabrication and solar system expeditions.

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