Do you have that friend with whom you enjoy intellectually sparring? Did the Arab Spring make you sit up and take greater notice of the effects and possibilities of social media? Have you ever wondered if robots would make better surgeons than people?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will want to tune in for Tuesday's coverage of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific.
In the morning, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow will continue their famed debate on spirituality and science. They will bring up topics they explore in their forthcoming book and perhaps shed some light on how these polarizing sides interact. Afterwards, Atlantic senior editor, James Fallows, will interview Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to discuss how technology and social media have catalyzed globalization and social evolution.
Mid-morning we'll hear from a panel of energy specialists on America's consumption patterns and the possibility of developing a viable market for alternative sources. Over lunch, Catherine Mohr will bring robotic and technical medical evolutions to light.
We'll tour the UCSD Moors Cancer Center in the afternoon, and then engage in conversation with Will Wright, an American game designer who will expound upon the future of alternative reality and the intersection of gaming and digital learning.
Tuesday will conclude with CALIT2 lab tours that promise to jolt our senses with high-resolution imaging and 3-D Visualization.
It will be a day of exploration and imagination of the possible; a day of wonder, a day of learning. It will be a day not to be missed.
What session are you most excited to hear about? Leave a comment below.
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