AltspaceVR is proud to bring you a new series by Singularity University, hosted by Raymond McCauley, a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. This brand new series will explore how applying technology to life biology, genetics, medicine, and agriculture is affecting every one of us. McCauley is pushing for a world where kindergartners hack biology the way they do Tinkertoys and wants to do for science communications what Disney did for cartoons!
In this premiere episode: Welcome to the Sixth Great Extinction Level Event. And this time it's not a killer asteroid -- it's us. Climate change, ocean acidification, clear-cutting forests and tag-along invasive species. Humans are responsible for all of these things. Can conservationists do anything except wring their hands and catalog the lost species? Ask our guest Alex Dehgan whose life story sounds like Indiana Jones with a plasma torch and a DNA sequencer. Alex and his Conservation X Labs harness exponential technologies and innovative social tools to defend our natural world. Find out which conservation big ideas will soar or sink in our live, interactive discussion.
Also, this is your chance to play Tropical Parasite Bingo!