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Title: Is the Future Here Already?
Course Section Number: FRT-101-01
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Esteban Poffald is a native of Chile and has been teaching at Wabash since 1985. He enjoys teaching mathematics, reading, soccer, and listening to music. The Metaverse or the Dark Web, gray goo or nanomedicine, malevolent or friendly AI, The Singularity or the Jetsons, Utopia or Dystopia? An exploration of visions of the future through the lenses of fiction writers, scientists, social commentators, and others. In a world with an accelerating rate of scientific and technological progress, the near future is envisioned by many as being full of great promise, but also of grave dangers. In this tutorial we will analyze some of the scientific and technological possibilities for the future, while considering the perilous human, economic, social and political ramifications of "progress."
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Goodrich Hall, Room 201
Faculty: Poffald, Esteban

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Is the Future Here Already?
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