MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017 Activities by Sponsor - Experimental Study Group

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Henry Lieberman, Research Scientist, CSAIL, Christopher Fry

Jan/18 Wed 03:00PM-05:00PM 24-615

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Prereq: none

Indeed, why can't we? Why do we have war? Poverty? What can we do
about it? Will technological progress result in robots destroying
humanity? Will automation take all our jobs? Will there be ecological
disaster?  What's the future of government, industry, education,
transportation, justice?

We'll show you a simple mathematical, psychological, and evolutionary
model that explains why people get sometimes sucked into doing bad
stuff, even if they're not bad people. We'll also explain how new
technology, especially AI and 3D printing, can enable a more just,
prosperous, and more cooperative society. Young people now have an
opportunity to rethink government, the economy, education, and all of
our institutions. Let's do it!

Feeling frustrated about your new President and the process that got
him there? Can technology help? Yes.

Sponsor(s): Experimental Study Group
Contact: Henry Lieberman, 32G-475, (617) 500-5267, lieber@MEDIA.MIT.EDU