Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Artificial Life: A global good or evil?
CIS audits the discovery

The Center's series Audit of the Conventional Wisdom continues with a look at the recent discovery out of the Venter laboratory: artificial life. Is this a global good or evil? Ken Oye, director of the Center's Program on Emerging Technologies and associate professor of political science and engineering systems, discusses the discovery from his MIT office on Friday, May 28, 2010.

Content and time approximates:
Intro
The significance of the discovery (1:40)
The reactions from NGOs, industry, media (4:01)
Potential applications, both near and long-term (5:06)
Potential risks (7:58)
Safety and security issues (12:12)
The bottomline (16:53)

Comments (1)

Interesting post about whether this is a Global Good or evil. If you want discuss this further on our site dedicated to Global Good you are more than welcome. We run GlobalGoodGroup.com and would love to have you discuss this topic with our Global Audience as well! Tweet us @JoshBois @RickJeffriesC4C

Posted over 3 years by globalgoodgroup

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
June 02, 2010 15:38
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
24425 times

More from MIT Center for International Studies

Starr Forum - An American in China

Starr Forum - An American in China

Added almost 2 years ago | 01:15:51 | 3405 views

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Race Between Sanctions and Centrifuges?

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Race Betw...

Added 5 years ago | 00:16:24 | 23966 views

Mind, Hand, World: The MIT Center for International Studies

Mind, Hand, World: The MIT Center f...

Added over 5 years ago | 00:08:38 | 55347 views

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran...

Added almost 7 years ago | 01:15:00 | 36279 views

Starr Forum: The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine Public

Starr Forum: The General's Son: Jou...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:27:13 | 2464 views

"Nuclear Challenges and Some Answers"

"Nuclear Challenges and Some Answers"

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:15:00 | 1678 views