Displaying all lectures given by: Thomas Homer-Dixon

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Civilization Far From Equilibrium - Energy, Complexity, and Human Survival
Speaker(s): Thomas Homer-Dixon
Abstract: Human societies use complexity – within their institutions and technologies – to address their various problems, and they need high-quality energy to create and sustain this complexity. But now greater complexity is producing diminishing returns in wellbeing, while the energetic cost of ... read more
Date: 07/06/2011 - 4:00 pm

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How does Technological Innovation Happen? A conversation with W. Brian Arthur on The Nature of Technology.
Abstract: More than any thing else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being," says W. Brian Arthur. Yet, until now major questions related to the evolution of technology have gone unanswered. Where do new technologies come from -- how exactly does invent... read more
Date: 10/02/2011 - 4:00 pm

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An End to Reticence? Natural Scientists and the Politics of Global Change
Speaker(s): Thomas Homer-Dixon
Abstract: A convergence of climate, resource, technological, and economic stresses gravely threaten the future of humankind. Scientists have a special role in humankind\'s response, because only rigorous science can help us understand the complexities and potential consequences of these stresses. Diminishing... read more
Date: 13/02/2008 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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