Our Energy Dilemma, and An Audacious Solution

September 11, 2014 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Education, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, OCCN, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section by tsnyderpe

Co-sponsored by Orange County and Los Angeles County Consultants Networks

Dr. Goodman will explain how humans are unique animals in their use of energy. How we really need to use a lot of energy to thrive, and yet–getting most of that energy as we now do by burning something–we are rapidly making the Earth uninhabitable for humans.

This is our dilemma: How to get all the energy we need without killing ourselves in the process. Dr. Goodman will then describe briefly a very audacious solution that not only gives us all the energy we could possibly use and at a cost far smaller than what we now are paying, it will also let us cure our global climate problem, and much more. If we choose this path we’ll face a wondrous array of engineering challenges along the way, and reap enormous benefits at the end. Do any of you wish for space travel for everyone? That’s included as well.

Location:
Building: DeVry University Pomona Campus
Room Number: 204/206
901 Corporate Center Drive
Pomona,  California
United States 91768
Date: 04-October-2014
Time: 10:00AM to 03:00PM (5.00 hours) All times are: America/Los_Angeles

No Admission Charge.

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Speaker:

John M Goodman

Topic: Our Energy Dilemma, and An Audacious Solution

Dr. Goodman will explain how humans are unique animals in their use of energy. How we really need to use a lot of energy to thrive, and yet–getting most of that energy as we now do by burning something–we are rapidly making the Earth uninhabitable for humans. This is our dilemma: How to get all the energy we need without killing ourselves in the process. Dr. Goodman will then describe briefly a very audacious solution that not only gives us all the energy we could possibly use and at a cost far smaller than what we now are paying, it will also let us cure our global climate problem, and much more. If we choose this path we’ll face a wondrous array of engineering challenges along the way, and reap enormous benefits at the end. Do any of you wish for space travel for everyone? That’s included as well.

Biography: John M. Goodman is a writer, designer, consultant, and inventor. Educated at Swarthmore College (B.A. in Physics with minors in Math and Chemistry) and Cornell University (Ph.D. in Physics with a minor in the History of Science and Technology), he has taught at a variety of high profile institutions including Harvey Mudd College and California Institute of the Arts. He also has been a consultant to numerous organizations including Scientific American magazine, Charles and Rae Eames design studio, and Intelligent Optical Systems, among others.

He is an author (with eight published books and numerous articles, so far), an inventor, a grant writer, and has taught physical science, mathematics, computer science and practical computer maintenance in a wide range of venues. He was President of one of the largest computer user groups in the nation as well as a respected journalist writing for InfoWorld and Byte magazines. He also founded and ran an interactive science museum, predecessor to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.

He is a life member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi and has at times been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Museums, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Physical Society, Computer Press

Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Mensa, Museum Educators of Southern California, and the Orange County Arts Alliance.

Address: California, United States

Meeting Agenda:

10.00AM – Introductions and Meeting Start

10.30AM – 1.00PM Main Lecture by Dr. Goodman

1.00PM – 2.00PM Networking and Lunch

2.00PM – 3.00PM Networking and Adjournment