Roundtable Synopsis

It's unstoppable and unavoidable, and it's blowing to bits communication, business and life as we know it. Technology is making prettier television pictures, smart houses and smart cars, changing every aspect of business and government, shrinking the world and giving access to anything to almost anyone. Today's panelists discuss how technology is forever changing life as we know it and how change and continuing growth are just as unstoppable as social change is inevitable. Joining host Robert Lawrence Kuhn are scientist and sci-fi novelist Gregory Benford; geopolitical economist Francis Fukuyama; technological innovator George Kozmetsky; artificial intelligence expert Marvin Minsky; and biophysicist Gregory Stock.

Contributors

Can Technology Transform Society?

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