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Darwin Comes to Africa

Charles Darwin fathered not just a scientific theory, but a toxic social ideology that fueled racist colonial policies in Africa. In this sobering book, African scholar Olufemi Oluniyi traces the insidious impact of Darwinian ideas on British imperial policies in Northern Nigeria. Drawing on official documents, public statements, and well-attested historical events, Oluniyi documents how concepts such as evolutionary racism Read More ›

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The New Nanocosm

A panel representing companies on the leading edge of technology applications discusses emerging technologies holding great promise for human prosperity — from the conversion of waste to clean energy; to the production of graphene for a multitude of uses including building materials, lubricants, composites and coatings, sensors, and energy harvesting and storage; to revolutionary nanorobotic machines that can target and Read More ›

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Is the Future Really on the Chain?

Sam Yilmaz, COO of Bloccelerate, moderates a panel featuring Wyatt Robinson, Gregory Meredith, William Dembski, and John DeVadoss, which explores the utility of blockchain technology in diverse applications — from cryptocurrency to legal contracts, non-fungible tokens, and communications.

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China Decoupling

Andre Fuetsch, former CTO of AT&T, interviews Keith Krach, former U.S. Undersecretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, about U.S./China relations, Chinese technology, and Krach’s “trust principle,” which emphasizes democratic values such as respect for the rule of law, property, press, human rights, and national sovereignty; protection of labor and the environment, and standards for transparency, integrity, and reciprocity, Read More ›

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COSM 2022 Closing Remarks with Carver Mead

Dr. Carver Mead, Professor Emeritus and California Institute of Technology and recipient of the prestigious 2022 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, wraps up the 2022 COSM Technology Summit with his comments about how technology can empower individuals to make a positive difference in society.

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Electric Cars: Salvation or Fantasy?

Many are extolling the benefits of electric cars, especially to reduce emissions. Some jurisdictions are even banning the sale of gas-burning cars in the near future. The panel discusses the future of electric vehicles, their benefits as well as the challenges of their widespread adoption (including manufacturing issues and power supply limitations), and some of the practical issues associated with Read More ›

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The Future of Money: Is it Blockchain or a Renewed Dollar?

Bret Swanson and John Tamny join George Gilder in a wide-ranging discussion of the future of money—from the dollar to cryptocurrency, and what are the implications for investing, inflation, government spending, and credit.

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Unsettling Climate and Energy

Steven Koonin, theoretical physicist and Undersecretary of the US Department of Energy in the Obama Administration, examines the scientific evidence regarding of claims that climate change will bring about catastrophic effects to the planet if large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are not made.

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Countering Doom with Superabundance

Marian Tupy, co-author of Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet, describes how human creativity and innovation have led to an era of “superabundance,” in which individual buying power and material prosperity is growing at a higher rate than the global population.