This is an essential
question, and perhaps one that only an informed and diverse community
can properly entertain. We each have our own perspectives, and our
personal insights and perceptions are always improved in public
interchange with inquisitive minds.
Kao says, the strength of a network is proportional to
the diversity and intellectual and emotional commitment of its members.
As Buckminster Fuller says, one cannot get an unbiased
education, so our real world goal should be to get a multi-biased
one. This argues that we be exposed to the full range of human thought
on the benefits, risks and control options of our accelerating future,
and be able to articulate all the major views on controversial and
important questions of insight and action, regardless of the particular
position we currently hold.
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world's first annual gathering devoted to exploring the continually
accelerating changes in science and technology, and the near-term
and longer-term implications, risks, and opportunities for business
and society. ACC2003 is a conference of passionate and multidisciplinary
minds, all sharing a common interest in better understanding and
guiding accelerating change.