Living with the Genie: Public Deserves Greater Say over Direction of Scientific Progress, Says Michael Crow
In a democratic society, the public deserves a greater say over the direction of scientific progress, says Michael Crow, Columbia's executive vice provost, who advocates a new contract to guide scientific exploration at a time when the pace of discovery is moving with unprecedented speed. And, at the same time, the benefits of medical breakthroughs and technological advancement must be expanded to help populations worldwide, instead of just wealthier societies, he says. Crow joins 300 scientists and opinion leaders March 5-7 at a conference "Living With the Genie" to debate the direction of scientific progress today. He joins colleagues at Columbia's Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes as the co-host of the conference.