Repeating something, in case you didn't see me mention it on the Twitter.
Highest possible recommendation: a one-hour talk by Richard Rhodes, followed by forty minutes of Q&A, mostly with Stewart Brand. Starts bleak, ends hopeful.
[Added] Embedded above is the first ten minutes. Click the alt. video link, or the Play button and then the lower right corner of the video itself, to watch the whole thing. Also do this to see the video in a larger format.
David has started watching, and likes it.
And as for the new book idea, mentioned at the end, I wonder if we could get it done through Kickstarter. Or maybe one of you has an in at the Gates Foundation? Rhodes is, as you probably already know, one of my favorite authors, and I'd love to see him funded for that new project.
Uh, which I will still say even as I now see that I have read about one-eighth of his canon.