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Singapore to hold international 'pow-wow'
Date:9/3/2008

More than 20 world experts on building sustainable cities -- urban leaders and globalisation experts -- will converge in Singapore on 21-22 Oct. 2008 for the landmark conference, Futuropolis 2058.

They will share creative insights and solutions to urban developments and problems that will affect cities in the future.

World-renowned futurist and authority on Einstein's unified field theory, Michio Kaku, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker, addressing how science and technological innovations can revolutionise the future.

Dr. Kaku, who holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, is the author of international best-sellers, Hyperspace, and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionise the 21st Century.

Drawing on his interviews of Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, Dr. Kaku will paint a vivid and compelling picture on how science and technology will reshape our cities and the way we live.

He will share his vision of the job market of a future when, he says, "nanotechnology revolutionises material science, space travel, and medicine; where biotechnology allows us to grow human organs at will; and where artificial intelligence is found in hospitals, nursing homes, construction sites, and outer space."

He will also illustrate how advances in science and technology will reshape the world economy and how by ignoring science and technology, a nation's economy is doomed to collapse.

Futuropolis 2058 also will feature other renowned experts from diverse fields who will also explore critical issues and innovative solutions to create sustainable urban environments as the world gears up for a record global population of 9.2 billion by 2050, amidst dwindling resources and worsening climatic conditions. This topic will be of particular interest for Asia, as it braces itself for a massive urban explosion resulting from the number of urban dwelle
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Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
sciencematter@yahoo.com
858-243-1814
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Source:Eurekalert

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