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Where Is My Flying Car? – SuperSalon with J. Storrs Hall on Technological Progress and Futurism
January 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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“It’s one of the best and most interesting books on technology in some time.” – Tyler Cowen
Hall starts with an exploration of the technical limitations of building flying cars, then moves into an examination of the global economic stagnation that started in the 1970s. We were on a trajectory to have personal flying cars by now, he argues, but instead we still commute in machines with a fundamental design that is 100 years old. Using this as an example, this SuperSalon will dive into a history of technological progress covering material science, energy, and artificial intelligence. We will discuss societal barriers to technological progress, and Hall’s ideas for how we can move forward.
We welcome you to attend whether or not you’ve had the chance to read the book, and the discussion requires no background in flying cars. We will email an excerpt from the book, courtesy Stripe Press, to all ticket holders.
Hall is an independent scientist and author with a background in nanotech. He was a president of the Foresight Institute, which researches and advances nanotech, biotech, and computer science for the long-term benefit of life.
- An excerpt from the book will be emailed to all ticket holders. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received your copy.
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