Rosa and I now work at Oxford’s Martin School in the new Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. (My Oxford Martin School bio here; Rosa’s here.) We plan to be at Oxford while I finish work on my new book, Radical Abundance, to be published by PublicAffairs.
On November 10th I will deliver the inaugural lecture for the Programme, “Exploring a timeless landscape: Physical law and the future of nanotechnology”.
Subject: What physics tells us about the potential of advanced nanotechnologies, and why this points to an unexpected future.
A methodology grounded in physics and engineering can answer a limited yet illuminating range of questions about the potential of physical technology. This line of inquiry leads to a crucial question: What can physics tell us about the potential of advanced nanotechnologies? Well-established physical principles show that this potential embraces productive nanotechnologies that have the potential to transform the material basis of civilization. This prospect calls for re-evaluating both research opportunities and broader choices with consequences for the human future.
If you are in the area and want to schedule an appointment, please contact Rosa at GeographicEngine dot com.