COSM A Technology Summit



COSM 2022 Closing Remarks with Carver Mead

Dr. Carver Mead, Professor Emeritus and California Institute of Technology and recipient of the prestigious 2022 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, wraps up the 2022 COSM Technology Summit with his comments about how technology can empower individuals to make a positive difference in society.


Electric Cars: Salvation or Fantasy?

Many are extolling the benefits of electric cars, especially to reduce emissions. Some jurisdictions are even banning the sale of gas-burning cars in the near future. The panel discusses the future of electric vehicles, their benefits as well as the challenges of their widespread adoption (including manufacturing issues and power supply limitations), and some of the practical issues associated with owning and operating an electric vehicle.


The Future of Money: Is it Blockchain or a Renewed Dollar?

Bret Swanson and John Tamny join George Gilder in a wide-ranging discussion of the future of money — from the dollar to cryptocurrency, and what are the implications for investing, inflation, government spending, and credit.


Unsettling Climate and Energy

Steven Koonin, theoretical physicist and Undersecretary of the US Department of Energy in the Obama Administration, examines the scientific evidence regarding of claims that climate change will bring about catastrophic effects to the planet if large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are not made.


John Tamny with Jay Richards at COSM 2022

John Tamny, Forbes Editor & author of Popular Economics, shares his perspectives on the COSM Technology Summit 2022 panel on the future of money—especially related to traditional forms of money versus cryptocurrencies.


George Gilder with Jay Richards at COSM 2022

George Gilder, technology futurist and cofounder of Discovery Institute, gives his assessment of COSM Technology Summit 2022 (, which featured two Kyoto Prize winners, Carver Mead and Federico Faggin, technology giants Peter Thiel, Joe Lubin, and Eric Schmidt, and leading thinkers and industry experts on artificial intelligence, energy, economics, biotechnology, cryptocurrency, and international relations.


Gale Pooley with Jay Richards at COSM 2022

Gale Pooley, coauthor of “Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet,” explains three foundational dimensions that differentiate perspectives regarding trends in material abundance: the definition of human progress, how progress is measured (time versus money), and timescales (short versus long term).


Marian Tupy with Jay Richards at COSM 2022

Marian Tupy, coauthor of “Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet” explains how, contrary to conventional thinking, economic abundance and material wellbeing are increasing at a faster rate than population growth.


Synthetic Biology: What New Therapies Are in Store?

Babak Parviz, Vice President at Amazon, leads a discussion on synthetic biology, the multi-disciplinary field that applies engineering principles to redesign biological systems for new purposes. The panel focuses on bio-medical technologies that hold great promise for curing diseases and even counteracting human aging.