global climate is change. Perceptions
and paradigms are shifting, the balance of world powers is uncertain and every
day a new pothole appears on the road to economic recovery. In this storm of uncertainty, three
industries have emerged as our silver lining: Technology, Energy and
Healthcare. On Monday, October 17, the
brightest minds in these fields will descend on UC San Diego to discuss the one
thing that's on everyone's mind: our future.
The Atlantic Meets the Pacific will be a three-day exchange of ideas where innovators and thought leaders in alternative energy, science, virtual reality, biotechnology and healthcare will come together in a spirited debate on globalization, the competitiveness of America's industries and what exactly that spot on the horizon looks like.
Elon Musk, one of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs, will discuss electric cars, solar energy and space exploration; and Drs. Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow will debate spirituality and science. We'll hear from the founder of Twitter and American Game designer Will Wright, and panels on technology and energy will explore alternative sources and how to make them economically viable. Catherine Mohr will speak to evolutions in medicine and on the final day, a panel of global health experts will discuss the crisis surrounding HIV/AIDS and the evolution of the disease. Attendees of the event will also have the opp0rtunity to tour some of the various R&D labs on and surrounding the UCSD campus.
UCSD is one of the nation's most accomplished research universities and its School of Engineering is currently ranked 10th internationally according to the 2010 Academic Rankings of World Universities (the Department of Bioengineering is ranked second nationally). It provides an ecosystem of imagination and innovation in close proximity to over 100 major technology, biotechnology and venture capital firms, and thus provides the perfect staging for this dynamic event.
Over the coming days we will bring you live coverage from The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, provide background on speakers and topics, and engage a discussion about the scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs that are shaping our future.
To start the debate, I'd like to pose this question:
Out of the three broad umbrella industries of Technology, Energy and Healthcare, which do YOU think will make the most positive contribution in our immediate future?
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