Bill Joy to Speak at Stanford in April

from the Bring-your-questions dept.

The Stanford GSB Futurist Club will present a WIRED Conversation with Bill Joy, titled "Nirvana or Nightmare? Exploring the Technological Future," on Thursday, 5 April 2001.
Joy, cofounder and chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, will discuss his controversial Wired essay, "Why The Future Doesn't Need Us," (April 2000) with Katrina Heron, Editor in chief of Wired Magazine, followed by Q&A with the audience. Joy's essay, which has sparked heated debate in science, technology, ethics and policy circles since its publication, argues that imminent advances in genetics, robotics, and nanotechnology may pose grave threats to the future of humankind.

The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, 5 April 2001, in the Bishop Auditorium of the Graduate School of Business on the Stanford University campus. RSVP by Monday, 2 April to [email protected].

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