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WHAT IF WE HAD ONE NIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD, AGAIN?

In 1998, Carl Sagan wrote "At present there are about 6 billion humans. In 40 years, if the doubling time stays constant, there will be 12 billion; in 80 years, 24 billion; in 120 years, 48 billion. But few believe the Earth can support so many people. Because of the power of this exponential increase, dealing with global poverty now will be much cheaper and much more humane, it seems, than whatever solutions will be available to us many decades hence. Our job is to bring about a worldwide demographic transition and flatten out that exponential curve—by eliminating grinding poverty, making safe and eective birth control methods widely available, and extending real political power (executive, legislative, judicial, military, and in institutions influencing public opinion) to women. If we fail, some other process, less under our control, will do it for us.”

The National Academies of Science, A Hundred Years, and Imagined Futures are hosting One Night to Save the World, round two of our event series wherein science, entertainment, business, and policy converge to summon the citizens of Los Angeles to conjure a daringly optimistic future. For our next topic, we are imagining an overpopulated world.

Join us as a group of brilliant panelists explore the latest in science and policy that very well might just save the world ... or at least motivate us to try. Taking inspiration from science and science fiction, acclaimed screenwriters Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4) and Doing Jung (Star Trek: Beyond) will transform these big ideas into stories fit for the big screen.

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What If we had ONE NIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD?

The National Academies of Science, A Hundred Years, and Imagined Futures are hosting One Night to Save the World, a new event series wherein science, entertainment, business, and policy converge to summon the citizens of Los Angeles to conjure a daringly optimistic future. For our first topic, we are digging into the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our lifetime and beyond.

Join  a group of brilliant panelists explore the latest in science and policy that very well might just save the world ... or at least motivate us to try. Taking inspiration from science and science fiction, acclaimed screenwriters Jon Spaihts (Dr. Strange) and David Goyer (Batman) will transform these big ideas into stories fit for the big screen.

We are beyond thrilled to use the lens of cinema to draw attention to AI. Come for the lively discussion; stay for the drinks and mingling.

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What If we gave world class scientists just 7 minutes to explain the future?

Our next Imagined Futures event: Science Speed Dating, in partnership with the National Academy of Science and Fathomers. Spend an evening surrounded by science listening to seven quick-fire talks in small group settings with experts from a variety of scientific fields. Learn about discoveries and initiatives happening today on the cutting edge of modern science, glimpse at the possibilities of what the technological future holds, and leave inspired by ideas and concepts that could ignite the next great film or television project.

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What If the 2080s turned out as predicted in the 1980s?

Over at Futurism.com you can check out this rad infographic imagining of what the future will look like in 2083. What's amazing is the way this future was predicted in countless great SF movies and stories from the 1980s, including Blade Runner, Brainstorm, Brazil and anything with Max Headroom. Any others pop out?

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