An unexpected benefit to modern technology is now seen as creating a world where war is no longer useful
DALLAS (Aug. 13, 2012) – The world’s massive accumulation of data is seen as an unexpected benefit in ending nations’ penchant for war, so says futurist Byron Reese, author of the book Golden Age 2.0: How Technology Will End Poverty, Disease, Hunger, Ignorance and War being released in December.
Reese will deliver a keynote address on the subject at the IEEE global humanitarian conference October 21 – 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington, where solutions to cure the world’s greatest human problems will get a thorough study.
“You end war when you make peace a more attractive opportunity for everyone” Reese said today on the ScienceNews Radio Network program covering the conference, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. Reese spoke by phone from his office in Austin, Texas, and said technology is making war extremely expensive and peace extremely profitable. “Both of those things are happening, and it’s an overwhelming tide,” said Reese, it will bring an end to war “very shortly, very shortly.” The program originates in Dallas, Texas, and is now archived and Webcast for its world audience.
At the conference Reese will explain how we are entering an age where more data will be collected every minute than has been in the whole of human history, and is titled: Big Data and the Coming Golden Age of Humanity. The Reese appearance is significant because this is the IEEE flagship annual conference on the world’s urgent human necessities, sponsored by IEEE Seattle Section, IEEE Region 6 and Engineering for Change.
More information on technical sessions, discounted early-bird registration through Sept. 7 for the conference at the website, hotel reservations and exhibiting is available at the website www.ieeeghtc.org