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I get the impression anything is possible after listening to speakers at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, an inaugural event we at The Atlantic have co-produced with University of California, San Diego, which started Monday. 


The programming features tours of the world's leading research labs, giving a glimpse of the tomorrow in the making, and also includes interviews with a wide-range of visionaries, such as Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla, guru Dr. Deepak Chopra, physicist Dr. Leonard Mlodinow, game design pioneer Will Wright, and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. So far, these conversations have explored everything from whether Twitter can change the world to whether there is room for both God and Darwin

Chopra argued that "one must be decisive here... a world ruled solely by science would be hell on earth," while Mlodinow agreed, saying that science cannot explain the "raw experience."

On Monday night, Musk called Mars a "fixer upper" planet that we will be able to inhabit (or at least visit in depth) in the next 20 years. He also predicts that his company SpaceX will be running personnel and cargo trips to and from it. 

To learn more about potentially living on Mars or other developments on the horizon of health, energy, or technology, check out blog posts from TAMTP. 

Without our underwriters' support, Merrill Lynch and Chevron, this kind of programming would not be possible, so we are grateful. 

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Wright, one of the many visionaries who are sharing insights at TAMTP
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Jay Lauf is a 23-year veteran of the publishing industry with stints on both the editorial and business sides at newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, and websites. Prior to joining The Atlantic in 2008 as VP/Publisher, he was the publisher of Wired magazine.

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