Sat Oct 14, 02023, 1:00PM UTC
George Gantz, Grant Stephen, and Preston Estep
The First Annual Long Now Boston conference -- this year's topic is CRISPR: technology, ethics, and what it means for the future of humanity.
Event summary coming soon!
George Gantz is a retired business executive with a life-long passion for mathematics, science, philosophy and theology. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors Humanities from Stanford University, and, in 2017, created Spiral Inquiry, An Exploration of Science, Faith, and Philosophy. George is a Fellow of the RSA, and a Board Member of Long Now Boston where he helps curate the Long Now Boston Conversation Series. He has submitted essays in five FQXi Essay Contests, and in April 2022 he launched a video/audio podcast series entitled “Making Sense of Complexity.”.
Grant Stephen is an entrepreneur, mentor and investor with a career background in using data to drive better decision making in healthcare. The co-founder & CEO of bPrescient Inc, he has leadership roles in numerous organizations across the Greater Boston area. Benefiting from a multi-disciplinary training at the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering and the Glasgow School of Art, Grant has lived on three continents, travelled extensively and was the first person since 1919 to travel the length of the northern Silk Road.
Preston is the founder and Chief Scientist of the Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative (RaDVaC), the first-ever open-source vaccine project. Early in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, RaDVaC created rapid-deployment vaccines and published all formulas and protocols on the internet to enable production and self-administration of RaDVaC vaccines. Prior to RaDVaC, Preston was the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Veritas Genetics. He is an inventor of several technologies, and is an adviser to many biotech startup companies. Preston was a previous Long Now Boston speaker on DNA technology breakthroughs: Our Past is our Future.