The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Drew Endy vs. Jim Thomas
Synthetic Biology Debate
Synthetic biology will be one of the driving technological forces of this century. By transforming the complexity and diversity of life into a technology malleable by man, it simultaneously offers some of science's highest hopes and gravest threats. Like splitting the atom, synthetic biology holds a great wealth of power that must be wielded with care.
Drew Endy is a leading synthetic biologist while Jim Thomas is one of the field's leading critics. Moderated by Stewart Brand, they will meet to discuss how the emerging and potentially revolutionary capabilities of synthetic biology can be utilized safely, equitably and openly.
The point of Long Now debates is not win-lose. The point is public clarity and deep understanding, leading to action graced with nuance and built-in adaptivity, with long-term responsibility in mind. Please join us in this pursuit.
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
Monday November 17, 02008
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
$10 suggested donation
We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
For more information contact:
Community Development Director