Mr. Brand is co-chairman of the board of directors for The Long Now Foundation. He is also co-founder and managing director of Global Business Network and GBN Book Club. Mr. Brand is well known for founding, editing and publishing the Whole Earth Catalog.

Talks by Stewart Brand

Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Whole Earth Discipline

Stewart Brand The Long Now Foundation
Three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now. Climate change is real and is pushing us toward managing the planet as a whole. Urbanization—half the world’s population now lives in cities, and eighty percent will by midcentury—is altering humanity’s land impact and wealth. And biotechnology is becoming the world’s dominant engineering tool. In light of these changes, environmentalists are going to have to reverse some longheld opinions and embrace tools that they have traditionally distrusted.

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Do We Still Believe in Science?

From the Enlightenment onward, science gained our trust and we followed its logic readily. But in an increasingly complex and skeptical world, will advancements in genetics, Artificial Intelligence, and countless other endeavours keep us believing, or will we lose the taste for a life shaped by science and technology? Be part of the live studio audience for this special edition of TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin.