8th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Dates: July 20, 2012
Location: Online in Second Life

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WHAT: The workshop is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the varied applications to lifesaving nanotechnologies, including the impact of its use on others, the accessibility of it to all and independent means of monitoring its compliance with widely agreed-upon norms.

WHEN: On the 43rd anniversary of the first lunar launch, July 20, 2012, 1PM – 4PM EDT.

WHERE: Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life (coordinates: 129.195.34). The workshop proceedings are open to the general, virtual public and are subsequently archived online for free public access.

Terasem Movement, Inc. 8th Annual Virtual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Terasem Island, Second Life, Second Life Coordinates: 129:195:34

FRIDAY, July 20, 2012

1:00PM — 4:00PM EDT
10:00AM –- 1:00PM PDT | 6:00PM –- 10:00PM U.K. | 7:00PM –- 11:00PM EU

PRINCIPLES OF GEOETHICS & THEIR APPLICATION TO LIFE-SAVING NANOTECHNOLOGY

1:00 – 1:05PM – Opening, Conference Center Rules & Convener Introduction
Lori Rhodes, Terasem Event Coordinator
(Avatar Name: Lori Darling)

1:05 – 1:20PM – Welcome by Conference Convener
Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D.
President, Terasem Movement, Inc.

1:20 – 1:40PM – “Nanotechnology and the Environment: Enemies or Allies?”
Peter Wicks
(Avatar Name: PeterWicks)
Science-Environment Policy Interface
European Commission (currently on sabbatical)
Brussels, Belgium

1:40 – 2:00PM – Formal Interaction

2:00 – 2:20PM – “Physically Programmable Surfaces”
Alex Wissner-Gross, Ph.D.
(Avatar Name: alexwg)
Institute Fellow, Harvard
San Francisco, CA

2:20 – 2:40PM – “Geoethical Rules for Nanotechnological Advances”
Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D.
(Avatar Name: Vitology Destiny)
President & Co-founder, Terasem Movement, Inc.
Florida, United States

2:40 – 3:00PM – Formal Interaction

3:00 – 3:10PM – Conclusion

3:10 – 4:00PM – Informal Interaction