Monthly Archives: February 2013

What to Worry About 15

Steven Pinker Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology; Harvard University; Author, The Better Angles of Our Nature The Real Risk Factors For War Today the vast majority of the world’s people do not have to worry about dying in war. … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 14

Paul Kedrosky Editor, Infectious Greed; Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation History And Contingency How many calls to a typical U.S. fire department are actually about fires? Less than 20%. If fire departments aren’t getting calls about fires, what are they mostly … Continue reading

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Dr. Benjamin Carson at National Prayer Breakfast

Thank you so much. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Obama, distinguished guests – which included everybody. Thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at this stage again. I was here 16 years ago, and the fact … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 12

Bruce Parker Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime System; Author, The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters The Fourth Culture If the Edge is the Third Culture (scientists and other thinkers communicating new ideas … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 11

Steven Strogatz Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University; Author, The Joy of x Too Much Coupling In every realm where we exist as a collective —in society, in the global economy, on the Internet —we are blithely increasing the coupling … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 10

Michael Vassar President, Singularity Institute Authoritarian Submission No-one really knows what we should be worried about. The smartest people around seem to generally think the answer is machine intelligence. They may be right, but other types of inhuman intelligence have … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 9

Gino Segre Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Ordinary Geniuses Are We Becoming Too Connected? This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the World-Wide-Web (WWW) coming into full existence. It was created at CERN, home of the … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 8

Eric R. Weinstein Mathematician and Economist; Principal, Natron Group Excellence Over the past two decades I have been involved with the war on excellence. I know that those few of us actively involved in the struggle are deeply worried about … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 7

Frank Wilczek Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics; Author, The Lightness of Being Blown Opportunities We should be afraid, above all, of squandering our grand opportunities. Today many hundreds of millions of people enjoy a material standard of … Continue reading

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What to Worry About 6

Haim Harari Physicist, former President, Weizmann Institute of Science; Author, A View from the Eye of the Storm Technology May Endanger Democracy Science is the source of numerous cures for medical, social and economic issues. It is also an incredibly … Continue reading

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