25 Oct October 25, 2019 – Humachine John Wood, Deadly Elevator Pitches Linwood Barclay and the End is COMING! Mike Pearl
John Wood – Attorney at John Wood Law Firm and Author of The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise
We shouldn’t be trying to make machines behave like humans, and we shouldn’t be trying to make humans behave like machines in my opinion, and that sort of cuts against the grain of the educational system over the last few decades.
John D Wood, Esq., is an attorney, author, and advocate for sustainable business practices; a member of the New York and Texas State Bar Associations; and founder of The Law Firm of John D. Wood, PLLC, representing owners of businesses and commercial properties. He delivers continuing legal education on topics including open-source software and copyleft, artificial intelligence in the law, and deepfakes. John is the coauthor of Foundations of Sustainable Business: Theory, Function, and Strategy, published by Wiley. On September 28, Routledge published his second book, The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise.
Linwood Barclay – New York Times bestselling author of Elevator Pitch
Elevator Pitch, as opposed to the metaphorical sense of the term, is very literal. So in the first chapter we find out we have a type of serial killer on our hands who is sabotaging elevators around Manhattan. Elevators are pitching down to the bottom of the shaft due to somebody’s malicious intent.
Mike Pearl – Author of The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans―and Other Possible Phenomena
To go step by step through the scenarios that have to play order for nuclear war to escalate there are lot of off ramps. People have to consistently make the decision to end humanity.
Mike Pearl is a Webby Award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The Awl, The Hollywood Reporter, and elsewhere. His columns “How Scared Should I Be?,” “Year 2050,” and “Hours and Minutes” have been featured in Vice. The Day It Finally Happens, his first book, is entertaining speculation featuring both authoritative research and a bit of mischief: a look at how humanity is likely to weather such happenings as the day nuclear war occurs, the day the global internet goes down, the day we run out of effective antibiotics, and the day immortality is achieved.