Virtual Resource Library
Welcome to the Resource Library for the 2018 Seminar! The intent of this collection and the greater seminar experience is to introduce student delegates to various perspectives, ideas, world views, and opinions. As delegates, it is your job to distill, interpret, and apply this information to your personal interactions, academia, and determine how it fits into your own life experience.
The following collection of media is divided up into various areas of innovation. Feel free to review & engage with this material as you see appropriate leading up to and during the upcoming seminar.
From artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomous cars, innovation is fundamentally altering the way we work, travel, and even feed ourselves. “Innovation: Shaping the World You Will Inherit” will allow WAS delegates the opportunity to think critically about this profound moment of transformation. There is little doubt that many of these trends will prove liberating, as such developments as alternative energy sources have the potential to bring power to many under-served regions of the world. But is innovation always a good thing? Current debates surrounding social media, data mining, and privacy, for example, suggest that things like technological advancement often come at a price. In order to fully understand the world they will inherit, WAS delegates must come to understand this dual nature of innovation.