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Jamie Metzl, founder and co-chair of the nonprofit national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, will speak on his soon-to-be released book, Hacking Darwin, on Thursday, May 2, as part of Colorado State University’s Evening with an Author Series.
Hacking Darwin explores the influences and possibilities of genetic engineering in relation to some of the building blocks of the human condition: sex, war, love, and death. A technological futurist and author of Eternal Sonata, Metzl in his latest book discusses the futuristic effects of scientists re-engineering our biology. Tackling issues of diversity and equality, Hacking Darwin shines light through the lens of the not-so-distant future. Incorporating both narrative and research, Metzl discusses genetic manipulation and how “hacking” could, ultimately, improve the human species.
Metzl’s talk is free and open to the public, no tickets are required. Beginning at 7, the event will take place at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road. Seating for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Book sale and signing to follow the talk. This event is sponsored by the CSU Morgan Library, Friends of the Morgan Library, Poudre River Public Library, Poudre River Friends of the Library, The Liggett Family Endowment, KUNC, Hilton Fort Collins and Old Firehouse Books.