CReST Bold Ideas Report - David Brin
The study of novel and emergent ideas that could drive revolutionary changes in society is the focus of the Potomac Institute's Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST). In addition to studies and products, CReST hosts seminars and conferences to foster bold ideas in science and technology.
The seminar series kicked off in April with David Brin - scientist, futurist, and author - speaking on "The Future Golden Age." While he said that humans often hold back due to a crisis of confidence, Brin believes technology and science can help solve a majority of life's hard problems.
The seminar executive summary and transcript is available in PDF form below, and more information about CReST, its products, and the seminars it sponsors, is available on the CReST page.