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Science fiction and reality collide Friday, June 12th, at the World Science Festival in New York when Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh) and Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslyn) of Battlestar Galactica take the stage alongside a few of the leading minds in robotics to discuss some of the scientific, philosophical, and ethical implications of a coming age where super intelligent computers and cybernetic human enhancements may become standards of living.

From discussing human rights with the United Nations to now the future of robotics at the World Science Festival, it is absolutely thrilling and inspiring to see that Battlestar Galactica has been so embraced by the world at large as perhaps the epitome of what science fiction could and should be. Not just providing some exciting escapist fantasy but truly holding up a mirror to society and providing a cautionary tale that we can learn and grow from.

For anyone wishing to attend, it is being held at the 92st Y in Manhattan and you can obtain tickets by clicking here

Oh yea, just in case you nerds need any further reasons to go, there will also be sneak previews for the awaited TV movie prequel to the series, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan!

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