Tech Talks: Star Wars XL, December 1, 2017

Presented by Dr. Scott Tilley (Biography)

F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, Room 118
Florida Tech Campus
Dec 1, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.

The original Star Wars movie debuted in 1977—40 years ago. The entire Star Wars franchise has always been larger than life, but its roots are in a combination of the wild west, heroic romance, and science fiction. Much of the technology from A New Hope seemed far-fetched at the time: lightsabers, the faster-than-light Millennium Falcon spacecraft, and Death Stars. With the latest Star Wars installment about to open, what can The Last Jedi teach us about our own world? Will we travel between the stars? Are we alone in the universe? Can we tell who is on the dark side? Come to this thought-provoking talk to hear more about what we can learn from Star Wars to ensure our survival. May the Force be with you.

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