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Life is Not Virtual

Life is Not Virtual

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series. In this heartfelt address, Tom Brokaw characterizes the transformation of the world by digital technology as a second "Big Bang," a time of great possibility, but also of danger. This revolution is being advanced not by "a small collection of monkish wonks working in a secret lab" but by a vast and ever larger population ranging from inventive teenagers to military analysts in the Pentagon, says Brokaw, who feel "power at their fingertips and in the bowels of their servers." They believe that the world is limited only by their imagination. Yet, cautions Brokaw, "life is not a virtual experience. If we develop capacity and leave out compassion, what is the reward? What are the consequences if speed overruns... Show More
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