Esther, Freeman, and George Dyson discuss the difficulty in looking ahead.
This talk took place in the Conference Center Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.
George Dyson, an historian among futurists, is the author of Baidarka; Project Orion; Darwin Among the Machines; and Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.
Freeman John Dyson is a British-born physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, nuclear weapons design and policy, and for his serious theorizing in futurism and science fiction concepts, including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. He is a lifelong opponent of nationalism, and proponent of nuclear disarmament and international cooperation. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Esther Dyson is president and owner of EDventure Holdings; a small yet globally diversified information services company. EDventure invests in information-oriented startup ventures in central and Eastern Europe as well as in the USA. EDventure conducts industry events like the PC Forum and the High-Tech Forum. Since 1982, EDventure's newsletter, Release 1.0, help readers see underlying patterns behind industry trends, a theme echoed in her book, Release 2.0.