In this recent public lecture at the Library of Congress, Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the importance of scientific education and how the basic human needs drive our technology forward.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and a science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He has appeared on or hosted a number of television programs promoting science, education, critical thinking and space exploration. For more videos with Neil deGrasse Tyson use the search function.