In a few brief decades of human history, information technology has permeated every corner of the world and every facet of the human experience. From September 10-14, 2017 the NEWGEN consortium will hold an international workshop at Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend, Oregon. BLP is US$100-million global astronomical initiative launched in 2015 by Internet investor Yuri Milner and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. The current effort to revive American nationalism, in my view, represents opposition to loss of international dominance. In the excerpt, Mark Helprin describes an ARS technology that went rouge and built a golf course in Africa. Technology is a double edge sword; it can be used for good purposes or for bad purposes.
The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), which entails a preliminary assessment of environmental and social impacts associated with the exploratory drilling phase of the project, is currently in progress and is to be …Continue Reading