TED Talks And More: The Future of Tomorrow

Scholars, authors, technologists, transhumanists, noted entrepreneurs, medical experts, journalists, film directors, scientists, and philosophers are among the TED and other DVD presenters who will provide fodder for discussion of "The Future of Tomorrow." Discussion topics will include transhumanism; exponential advances in technology; the unintended consequences of social media upon individuals and societies; the pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence; morality and the Internet; and a look at what history tells us, in particular, about the future of North Korea. Augmenting the DVD presentations will be discussions about two books, The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson, a Pulitzer award winning novel set in the culture of North Korea, and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari, paired with a BBC interview of the author on Intelligence Squared. Other book-related class discussions will focus on selected "futuristic" novels which also became films such as Brave New World, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange, and The Circle.

Course:173EC9994
Dates:September 14 - November 30, 2017
Meets:Th from 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM, 12 sessions
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 511
Instructor:Martha Carrell
Fee: $0.00

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