Our gens english lit curriculum included:
I never dared to be radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old.
–Robert Frost ‘Ten Mills,’ A Further Range, 1936
In August, 2016, the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study In Behavior Sciences hosted a lecture. “Climate Change and the Future of Work” was the title, but the lecturers broadened it out to discuss many causal factors, and a lack of imagination, there in the valley, regarding how to develop real solutions. Reps from Google were in the audience when Natasha Iskander, an associate professor of public policy at NYU, went after the limits of “driverless” cars. Well worth the hour invested to kick off this dialogue.