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, technology futurist and cofounder of Discovery Institute, gives his assessment of COSM Technology Summit 2022 (https://cosm.tech), 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, 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, 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.
Walter Myers III, Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft, discusses the panel he participated in at the COSM Technology Summit 2022. The panel explored differing perspectives on 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.
Blake Lemoine, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, discusses the capabilities of LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, a sophisticated breakthrough technology at Google whose capabilities some suggest indicate sentience.
Robert Marks II, Director and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence, shares his perspective on COSM 2022’s panel on artificial intelligence (AI)—especially the differences between human and machine intelligence, and the degree to which computers can mimic human capabilities and even attain consciousness and sentience.
Kate (Mitselmakher) Laurence, CEO and General Partner at Bloccelerate, discusses the COSM 2022 panel featuring Joe Lubin and George Gilder which explored the future of the internet (Web 3.0) and the role blockchain technologies will play in providing trust and security to the system.
Keith Krach, former CEO of DocuSign and U.S. Undersecretary of State, as well as 2022 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, explains how his “trust principle” uses democratic values such as respect for the rule of law, property, press, human rights, and national sovereignty; protection of labor and the environment, and standards for transparency, integrity, and reciprocity, to counter China’s “power principle” which features power, coercion, and intimidation
Shlomo Nedvetzki, CTO of Nanorobotics, discusses the panel “The New Nanocosm” at the COSM Technology Summit 2022, which explored emerging technologies that hold great promise for advancing human prosperity. Nedvetzki focused on nanorobotic machines that can target and kill individual cancer cells.