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      CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE ARLINGTON in Arlington

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      February 8, 2011

      Tuesday   5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

      4201 Wilson Boulevard
      Arlington, Virginia 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va.

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      CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE ARLINGTON

      “An Optimist’s Tour of the Future”

      WHEN: Tuesday, February 8*, program begins at 6:15 PM. Come early to order food and drinks .*Note that this is the second Tuesday

      WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, located near Ballston Metro on the ground floor of the NSF building. Parking is available under the NSF Building or at Ballston Common Mall.

      WHO: Mark Stevenson, author, comedian and futurologist.

      HOW: 5:30 p.m. Special half price burgers; please come early to order table service and socialize. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A
      No science background required, only interest!
      Free and open to the public Registration requested www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta

      ABOUT THE TOPIC: One curious man sets out to answer “What’s next?” He traveled over 60,000 miles across four continents, talked to over thirty geniuses, met four robots and had two terrible conversations with computer in search of answers. Mark explored the looming realities of genome sequencing, synthetic biology, sociable machines, and carbon scrubbing. Drawing on his singular humor and storytelling to explain these discoveries in a way that is simply to understand without being simplistic and paints of picture of the world as we grow up and why it is exciting rather than scary. Stevenson’s recently released book entitled An Optimist's Tour of the Future (published by Profile Books in January 2011 in the UK and by Avery in February 2011 in the United States), which predicts that invention and innovation can help overcome several of humanity's current problems will be available that evening for sale.

      Cost: Free - donation requested www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta

      Categories: Education | Science | Technology

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