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SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM PRESENTS DR. MICHIO KAKU ON “THE FUTURE OF THE MIND”
Renowned scientist and author will speak at Center’s annual benefit on March 30th at The Breakers
(Palm Beach, Fla.)–The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will present Dr. Michio Kaku as featured speaker for its annual benefit. Dr. Kaku is a contemporary physics “rock star” who believes that one day we’ll be able to upload the human brain to a computer, neuron for neuron, project thoughts and emotions around the world on a ‘brain-net’, take a ‘smart pill’ to enhance cognition, send our consciousness across the universe, and push the very limits of immortality.
Dr. Kaku has hosted numerous science specials and was featured in the film “Me and Isaac Newton,” profiled in Tech-TV’s “Big Thinkers” and has been the public face of the Science Channel. He is also known for his appearances on “Larry King Live,”“Nightline,”“60 Minutes,”“Good Morning America,” CNN, CNN Financial, ABC News, Fox News, BBC-TV, BBC Radio, Discovery TV, PBS’ “Nova” and “Innovation Tech-TV.”
“The Future of the Mind - An Evening with Michio Kaku and the Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind” will take place March 30, 2017, in the Circle Dining Room at The Breakers, Palm Beach. Event chairwomen are Mary Freitas, Elizabeth Gordon and Caroline Cummings Rafferty. Honorary Chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lorentzen and Mr. and Mrs. Heidi Niblack.
Dr. Kaku’s informal presentation – with questions from the audience – will explore how recent scientific advances in brain-machine interface have made possible new developments in telepathy, telekinesis, recording and uploading memories, artificial minds, photographing thoughts, and mind beyond matter in the future.
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Kaku is the keynote speaker for this event because he is in huge demand,” said Lew Crampton, president and CEO of the Science Center. “He is a perfect fit for our mission to ‘open every mind to science’ with his work to unlock the secrets of our brain’s potential. He is exploring the frontiers of neuroscience and is on a scientific quest to understand, enhance and empower the mind. The timing of Dr. Kaku’s presentation is perfect as we begin developing our newest permanent exhibit, “A Journey Through the Human Brain.” This will be the most advanced exhibition in the world on the topic of brain science and will showcase cutting edge neuroscience and technology research taking place in our region at FAU’s Brain Institute, Max Planck Institute and Scripps Florida. Partnerships are currently in development between our Science Center and the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.”
Major sponsors of “The Future of the Mind - An Evening with Michio Kaku and the Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind” include PNC Bank, KLX, Inc., The Stiles Nicholson Foundation, Modernizing Medicine, Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lorentzen, Mr. and Mrs. Robb Allan, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stone.
The mission of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is to “open every mind to science” and the indoor/outdoor venue with more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations.
Tickets for the event are $500 and seats are going fast. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Marcy Hoffman at (561) 370-7738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.