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Sunday, October 30 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Are We Living in a Simulation?

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Some believe it very likely, but how would we know? What are the moral and philosophical implications?

Moderators
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Stephen Gaalema, Ph.D.

Stephen Gaalema, Ph.D., has 30 years experience in analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design and related system development. At Black Forest Engineering, he’s helped develop 190+ custom integrated circuits for visible, IR, and x-ray image sensing and display. Previously... Read More →

Participants
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Christopher Katava

Christopher Katava grew up near the northwest edge of Los Angeles. Living near a park with a magical small stream and an abundance of open space provided him a deep appreciation for nature. Christopher’s life path has shown him glimpses of a spiritual unity and respect for all life... Read More →
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Dr. Ka Chun Yu

Dr. Ka Chun Yu studies the most effective ways to use visualizations of astronomical datasets in both immersive and non-immersive settings, for education, as well as for inspiring and exciting the public. He also works on software tools for efficiently creating scientific visualizations... Read More →
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Eric James Stone

Eric James Stone—Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest—has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among other venues. His first novel... Read More →
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Laura K. Deal

Laura K. Deal is a writer, speaker, teacher, and dream reader. She’s certified as a dream work facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work and has taught writing classes for more than ten years. She speaks about creativity, dreams, and metaphor. She's the author... Read More →
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Louise Gunderson

Louise and Jim Gunderson have been researching and developing robots and artificial intelligence systems since the early 1990s. With Ph.D.s in systems engineering (Louise) and computer science (Jim) they have focused on the artificial intelligence needed to make practical autonomous... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor