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Saving the world, one blog at a time

05/08/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The US cable science fiction player, SCI-FI Channel, has just opened the doors to its new blog, howyoucansavetheworld.com. Their blog features ideas from top visionaries, innovators, and scientists providing new viewpoints to help overcome society's challenges... famine, global warming, energy poverty, war etc. No biggie then, sorted by tomorrow.

"SCI FI's blog howyoucansavetheworld.com is a balance between commentary and reporting and provides real perspectives from today's most inventive minds on how to positively impact the future," Dave Howe, president of SCIFI told SFcrowsnest. "SCI FI's goal is to inspire individuals, organizations, and corporations to take the first steps in shaping future choices by joining the conversation."

Howyoucansavetheworld.com launches with several posts discussing everything from space exploration and innovation by Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group; Michio Kaku, co-founder of the string field theory, talks about energy consumption and its effect on civilization; leading futurist Edie Weiner blogs about the future of education; while actor and environmentalist Anton Yelchin discusses his obsession with prairie dogs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while on the set of Terminator Salvation.

Topics range from the upcoming Presidential election to the state of public education to the media's role in the future.

The list of contributors also includes experts from the worlds of science, technology, design, journalism, film, television, business, government, and future studies.

Names and notables on the blog include Jamais Cascio, environmental futurist, science-fiction game designer, and co-founder of WorldChanging.com; John Deutch, Institute professor at MIT, former director of the CIA, former deputy secretary of the Department of Defense, and former undersecretary of the Department of Energy; Esther Dyson, Internet guru and noted analyst in emerging technologies and emerging markets; Jeff Hoffman, Former NASA astronaut on five Space Shuttle missions and professor of astronautics at MIT; Dave Howe, President, SCI FI Channel; Shaun Jones, internationally recognized expert and published author in advanced technology development, naval surgeon and bio-terrorism expert; Dean Kamen, inventor, entrepreneur, and science advocate who invented the Segway® human transporter; John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress; served as chief of staff to President Clinton; Lee Schipper, Co-director of EMBARQ, the Center for Sustainable Transportation and the World Resources Institute in Washington DC; Rusty Schweikart, space and satellite consultant, former NASA astronaut; and Steve Weber, professor of political science and director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Now that's what I call a brain's trust!

More over at www.howyoucansavetheworld.com

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