ARTICLE: Australia’s new Chief Scientist speaks on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM – The Conversation

” . . . I believe in the innovative potential of humanity as a whole. I think the thing that distinguishes us from any other species is that we are constantly coming up with new ideas and translating those new ideas into practice. And that innovative potential often is based on using technology to drive progress.”

Tim Dean from The Conversation interviewed Dr Finkel about the mindset of an engineer, careers in STEM, automation and employment and Australia’s energy future.

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