Entering the New Era of Globalization

Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation John Seely Brown is interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The two discuss entering a new era of globalization with technological, economic, and sociological change. Topics include how society will change due to new emerging technologies, navigating a white water world, adapting to disruption, understanding national state powers and global implications — particularly as society is facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Seely Brown has held several positions and roles: Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation, Director of Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), Co-Chairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, Co-founder of the Institute for Research on Learning, and Advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California. He has served on the boards of Amazon, Corning, Polycom, In-Q-Tel, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Course Description: The next wave of technological innovation and globalization will affect our countries, our societies, and ourselves. In the next economy, we will see a fusion of technologies and research that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.

We will see extraordinary technology advances that are commensurate with those of the first, second, and third industrial revolutions. These earlier industrial revolutions introduced the use of steam power to mechanize production, development of groundbreaking inventions in transportation, telecommunications, and manufacturing, as well as more recently, the introduction of the digital era.

As the next revolution is transforming humanity, MED/CEE 214: Frontier Technology explores the development and application of key emerging technologies in society: AI/ML; Smart Cities and Urban Mobility; Advanced Life Sciences; Telecommunications with 5G; and Data Privacy, Ethics, and Policy.

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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