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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 at COSM 2022

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.

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AI: Friend or Foe?

A distinguished panel of artificial intelligence (AI) experts, include Blake Lemoine and Robert J. Marks, debates the meaning of artificial intelligence, what the future holds for its application (both positive and negative), and how far AI can be taken in terms of mimicking and even exceeding human capabilities.

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Synthetic Biology: What New Therapies Are in Store?

Babak Parviz, Vice President at Amazon, leads a discussion on synthetic biology, the multi-disciplinary field that applies engineering principles to redesign biological systems for new purposes. The panel focuses on bio-medical technologies that hold great promise for curing diseases and even counteracting human aging.

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Josh Gilder on Engineering Famine

Starting with the premise that any substance can be poisonous depending on the dose, Josh Gilder, founding partner of Reach Global Strategies argues that government policies related to synthetic pesticides, GMOs, and organic farming is reducing years of massive gains in agricultural production and is leading to declining crop yields and malnutrition.