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Rowan Hooper: How to Spend a Trillion Dollars

Rowan Hooper: How to Spend a Trillion Dollars

Authors: Rowan Hooper

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 12:00-13:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 92 

If you had a trillion dollars and a year to spend it for the good of the world and the advancement of science, what would you do? This is the question How to Spend a Trillion Dollars asks as it looks at all the problems we could solve with just one percent of world GDP.

A cool trillion could cure all disease, transition the world to clean energy, refreeze the Arctic, reverse climate change, or enable us to explore the solar system like never before – but which approach to this problem offers the best return on investment for humanity?

Come and explore the most pressing question of our time with author, doctor of evolutionary biology, and senior editor at New Scientist magazine, Rowan Hooper.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on-site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.

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