Fwd: Ray Kurzweil debates Bill Joy on NPR "Science Friday" Friday at 3 pm

From: Max More (max@maxmore.com)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 11:17:41 MST

>Announcement from Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
>Ray Kurzweil will be a guest on National Public Radio (NPR) "Science Friday"
>this Friday (March 17) at 3 PM EST (for one hour). Host Ira Flatow will be
>interviewing Ray and Bill Joy (Cofounder and Chief Scientist of SUN
>The topic will be Bill Joy's cover story for the April issue of WIRED titled
>"Why the Future Doesn't Need Us." Joy's story in WIRED has itself received
>wide coverage in other publications, including an article on the front page
>of the New York Times Business Section on Monday (March 13).
>Joy's WIRED cover story (now on the stands) begins:
> >From the moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their
>ethical dimensions have concerned me, but it was only in the autumn of 1998
>that I became anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the
>21st century. I can date the onset of my unease to the day I met Ray
>Kurzweil, the deservedly famous inventor of the first reading machine for
>the blind and many other amazing things.
>Ray and I were both speakers at George Gilder's Telecosm conference, and I
>encountered him by chance in the bar of the hotel after both our sessions
>were over. I was sitting with John Searle, a Berkeley philosopher who
>studies consciousness. While we were talking, Ray approached and a
>conversation began, the subject of which haunts me to this day. . . .
>Following are the call letters and station numbers for several cities.
>Check local listings for other locations.
>Boston WBUR 90.9
>NYC WNYC 93.9 FM 820 AM
>SF KALW 91.7
> KQED 88.5
>LA KUSC 91.5
>Detroit WDET 101.9

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