Starship Century is a symposium (May 21-23, 2013 in San Diego) coordinated by the new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration with Gregory and James Benford, presenting ideas from their anthology of science and science fiction.
Scientists address the challenges and opportunities for our long‐term future in space, with possibilities envisioned by: Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, Peter Schwartz, John Cramer and Robert Zubrin.
Starships and the Fates of Humankind Peter Schwartz Noah's Ark Eggs and Warm-Blooded Plants Freeman Dyson On the Way to Starflight: Economics of Interstellar Breakout Robert Zubrin Thinking Big Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson had a challenge to make a ten kilometer tall structure.
The Coming Interplanetary Economy TBA Developing Near Space Patti Grace Smith The Nuclear Rocket: Workhorse of the Solar System Geoffrey Landis
Getting to the Stars
Starship Concepts Adam Crowl Sailships James Benford Exotic Paths to the Stars John Cramer Starship Destinations Ian Crawford Can We Survive Alien Biospheres? Paul Davies Becoming Galactic Jon Lomber