How our world will change
Registration opens at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5
The times they are a changin’…and quickly!
But at what cost?
Since the dawn of humanity, ground breaking ideas and inventions have completely changed the way we live. In the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s life changed dramatically with the introduction of electricity, the telephone and the internal combustion engine. Not since that time have we had the introduction of three or more “simultaneous disruptive technologies,” until now.
PebbleCreek resident, Dru Bacon, discusses the positive and negative impact that three of the current “disruptive technologies” - energy storage, artificial intelligence, and food production - have and will continue to have on our world. These technologies will eventually diminish or replace currently thriving technologies.
Bacon will discuss energy storage as it relates to electric autos, self-driving autos and transportation as a service with robotic taxis. He will compare the impact on centralized energy production between fossil fuels and the cheaper, more reliable solar and wind sources with battery storage. He will also share his knowledge of the advantages and dangers of artificial intelligence and the little known advances in food production, as well as the big impact these advances will have on us.
While we can surely improve the way we live with new ideas and inventions, there can be dire consequences to societies world-wide and to the Earth itself that must be taken into consideration when introducing new technologies.
Dru Bacon’s career as a chemical engineer educated him to the many hazards creating havoc with our environment. He wants our behavior to be more protective of the earth. Since retiring he has devoted himself to educating others about sustainable energy and advocating for fair rates from APS, our electricity provider.
This class will be presented via Zoom and is limited to 50 participants. The class is free but registration is required. Registered attendees will receive the Zoom invitation a few days prior to the event.
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 5
ZOOM Check In: 12:45 p.m.
CLASS Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
COST: No charge
MAXIMUM: 50 - there will be a waitlist
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For Additional Information:
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Max Tegmark
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, by Ray Kurzweil
The Social Singularity: How Decentralization Will Allow Us to Transcend Politics, Create Global Prosperity and Avoid the Root Apocalypse, by Max Borders