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Hear Robert J. Sawyer Speak in Dallas! Posted at 8:27 PM by Jonathan McDonald

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Robert J. SawyerThis Wednesday at 7:30 PM Robert J. Sawyer will be speaking at UT Dallas. Official details are at the UTD website. From Sawyer’s blog:

As smartphones get smarter and computers get faster, humans, who err and just get slower with age, seem to be almost superfluous at times.  But award-winning science fiction novelist Robert J. Sawyer isn’t overly worried.

The winner of Nebula and Hugo Awards for best science fiction writing will explore the issue of human obsolescence in a lecture at UT Dallas. The program, “Forget About Killer Robots: How Humanity Will Continue to Prosper After the Advent of Super-Intelligent Machines,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.

This event is part of UT Dallas’ “Incite Your Curiosity: Exploring Human Enhancement” lectures, presented by the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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3 Comments

Dave Post   |   13 Sep 2010 @ 12:06

Really looking forward to this. It’s not often that we get big name authors like Sawyer coming to Dallas so we’re getting a WWEnd group together to go see him. Should be fun.

Pete   |   13 Sep 2010 @ 14:14

This makes me wish I lived near Dallas, I loved "Calculating God"

Dave Post   |   24 Sep 2010 @ 11:52

It was an interesting talk and well attended. I do wish he had more time; it was really entertaining. As it was, he kept checking his watch and had to cut off abruptly at the end because of time constraints. I got him to sign Calculating God and Rollback at the end so I’m happy.

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