How to Overcome Humanity’s Current and Future Challenges?
What artists and researchers are working on today is set to become the ‘new normal’ in the future. Technology turns their ideas into tangible form and enables new ways of thinking, doing business, and enjoying life, bringing about change on a massive scale.
Today’s challenges are many. Leaders address them through technologies we already have (artificial intelligence, Internet-of-things, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, social and governance platforms, biotechnology) and those we are developing (quantum computing, gene therapy, personalised medicine, nanotechnology).
As part of this workshop, we explore potential futures, understand our choices, and act. We start by examining today’s concurrence of technologies and organisational structures, looking at the impact of disruptive innovation in various areas. Questions arise, such as how can we better prepare for these changes? How do we actively influence them, in order to bring about the future we want?