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“Building a Library on the Moon” by Tech Entrepreneur and Futurist Nova Spivack

Technology entrepreneur, innovator, and futurist Nova Spivack will speak at the Carolina Club beginning at 10:00am on Friday, Sept. 13. Hosted by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the 2019 Lucille Kelling Henderson Lecture is free and open to the public.

Co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation (AMF), Spivack will discuss his work with SILS Professor Paul Jones to build a 30-million page Lunar Library – the first library on a planetary body other then Earth – which crash-landed on the Moon in April 2019 and is believed to be intact.

The AMF successfully launched the Solar Library, the first permanent library in space, on February 6, 2018, as the secret payload of SpaceX’sFalcon Heavy test launch.

These two libraries are expected to last for up to billions of years, making them the longest-lasting records of human civilization in our solar system.

Spivack is ranked among the Top 20 Futurists worldwide and as a Top LA Power Player in Technology. He has advised governments, presidential campaigns, Fortune 10 global corporations, leading consumer brands, venture funds, incubators, and tech startups.

Spivack is also the Founder & CEO of Magical, a science and technology venture studio based in Los Angeles, where he works as a venture producer, to fund and incubate breakthrough companies.

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