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March 12-14, 2018 - Portland, OR
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Monday, March 12 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Keynote: Sci-fi Destroys the World, Science Builds It - Daniel Wilson, Roboticist & Author

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Science fiction has a strong influence on real-world research and development, often shaping the look and behavior of new inventions. But every new technology alters the landscape of sci-fi. From dystopia to utopia to boring old reality, how does the exchange of ideas between Hollywood and academia and industry help prepare humankind to imagine new and amazing futures?

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Daniel Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon Un... Read More →


Monday March 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom