Dr. Patrick McCray, UC Santa Barbara
"Visioneering from Space Colonies to Nanotechnologies"
Feb. 2, 2016 | 12:00-1:30 pm | VCU Student Commons - Virginia Rooms C-D
In the 1970s, many people feared the depletion of natural resources and humanity’s impact on the planet. Others saw terrestrial constraints as a challenge and opportunity for technological change and societal improvement. This talk follows the careers of two “visioneers” who imagined, designed, and advocated for a future that could be radically improved through space colonies and nanotechnologies.