Ben Davis has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and an M.S. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at the college level for several years on a number of technical subjects ranging from computer programming and math to, of course, astronomy and physics. In the late nineties, he took up a career in software and industrial controls engineering (robot programming and electronics are fun as they seem). As a lifelong fan of science fiction, his main avocations now involve history, futurism and skepticism. When not traveling with his wife, playing with his dogs, climbing rocks, or attending cons, he spends his spare time pondering general relativity, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the effects of antimatter on the dark matter/dark energy problem. Sometimes, he hunts for true psychics, ghosts and other paranormal phenomenon to no avail.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Dr. Ben Davis
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Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and learn about this year's planned festivities!
Dr. Ben Davis presents "The Singularity: When Will We Get There?" Futurist Ray Kurzweil and many transhumanists define the Technological Singularity as “a future time when societal, scientific, and economic change is so fast we cannot even imagine what will happen from our present perspective.” Dr. Ben gives a telling analysis on how soon it might arrive.
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much. This year the participants will be the current STEM GOH and 6 Past Science Guests of Honor.