Hudson Valley News
Wed September 19, 2012
Science Journalists To Discuss Technology’s Future At Beacon Institute talk
Two of the nation's most influential science journalists are making a special appearance this week in the mid-Hudson area, where they will engage in dialog and debate – Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Andrew Revkin, author of The New York Times “Dot Earth” blog -and- John Horgan - who writes the “Cross-check” blog for Scientific American, are meeting Thursday night at the Beacon Institute, where they will discuss the future of technology.
According to Revkin, “There is limitless potential for human minds — networked as a global community — to assess data, share ideas and think, using the power of all of our brains knitted together by the internet,” noting his optimism for a technological future.
Horgan views technology’s future from a different perspective. “I think right now, by far the most important technology field is energy,” states Horgan. “Obviously the technologies we have now are flawed. Enormous improvements will drastically reduce the cost of energy and also help take care of problems like global warming and other forms of pollution.”
THIRD THURSDAY | September 20 at 7pm: “Have we reached the beginning or end of technology” is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. To learn more about this and other Beacon Institute calendar listings, visit www.bire.org/events.