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Can Innovation Save the Planet?
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park
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We’re beset by all sorts of daunting natural-resource and environmental challenges that pose a tremendous risk to human prosperity, world peace, and the planet itself: climate change, finite fossil fuels, freshwater depletion, feeding the planet, and overpopulation, among others.
Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and author.He’s the H.G. Wells Award–winning author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He’s also the author of two science fiction novels, Nexus and Crux — stories about a nanotechnology that links minds and the struggle to control it.
Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on e-mail, Web browsing, Internet search, and artificial intelligence. His most recent nonfiction book, on accelerating innovation to overcome environmental and natural resource challenges, is The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. He lives in Seattle.