Hopefully we can all learn from this example of how foresight and preparedness can indeed avert catastrophe as technology marches ahead.
“Let us learn from the Y2K success by applying its worldwide mobilization method to future problems and not mislearn from it that all future problems will just solve themselves somehow so we can ignore them,” said Eric Klien, president of the Lifeboat Foundation.
About Guardian Award
This award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them. Past winners have included Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil, England’s Prince Charles, and Warren Buffett.
About Peter de Jager
Peter de Jager is a speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the Rational Assimilation of the Future. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity, and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security, and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist, and Scientific American.
Having spoken in 37 countries, Peter is recognized worldwide as an exciting, provocative and engaging speaker. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank, and The Bank for International Settlements.
His presentations use humor to challenge the myths surrounding our understanding of the Change process and the benefits of technology. His talks are suitable to both staff and upper management. His single-minded objective, despite the global nature of some of the issues, is always to provide actionable solutions and new avenues of approach to seemingly intractable problems.
About Lifeboat Foundation
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
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