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Presented by Jerome Glenn
“The future doesn’t need us,” Bill Joy said in his famous 2001 WIRED article. He warned us of the threats posed by advanced technologies, and suggested we should slow down their advancement. Many today agree with Joy. The evolution of our knowledge about nature and the evolution of nature itself have come to a historic crossroads, others claim. It took billions of years for nature to produce our universe, a planet called Earth and a living species able to ask questions and create answers. It took humans just decades to develop a technology to bring our collective knowledge back to life deep within the brains of super computers and show it on the screens of Ipads and smart phones. With digital technology, an astonishing transformation is taking place right in front of our eyes. Since the Big Bang, nature has been the sole creator of the future. Until humans came along and unraveled nature’s tricks, enough so to take away its monopoly, and bring us to the most important crossroads in the history of our universe.