University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development Daniel Reed finds science fiction solace in "Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future," published by Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination.
Science fiction lately has been dominated by postapocalyptic, dystopian futures: environmental desolation, runaway nanotechnology, AI overlords, genetic discrimination, and the death of privacy. When did our utopian dreams stagger into an alleyway, drunk on hubris, only to be mugged by our diminished expectations?
The Innovation EXPO 2015 will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel.
The event, sponsored in part by University of Iowa Ventures and the UI Tippie College of Business's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, connects entrepreneurs, creatives, financial resources, and business leaders in Iowa to help grow more new business, create jobs, and stay vibrant and globally competitive.