Anticipating 2025 preview 1

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A preview of the "Anticipating 2025" conference to be held in London on 22-23 March 2-14. The conference is jointly hosted by London Futurists and Humanity+.

For more details and to register, see http://anticipating2025.com/registration/.

For the video version of this presentation, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2dihQs-7f4

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Anticipating 2025 preview 1

  1. 1. #LonFut & Anticipati Preview anticipating2025.com present ng 2025 March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 1
  2. 2. #LonFut Saturday morning Saturday afternoon Sunday morning Sunday Speakers and running order afternoon subject to change anticipating2025.com 2
  3. 3. anticipating2025.com #LonFut Rich technological possibilities by 2025? Quantum computing: Moore’s Law -> Rose’s Law Google Glass: AR helmets, virtual avatars Ubiquitous surveillance, Big Data: no secrets Brain scanning: consciousness decoded Mind enhancing drugs (or hardware stimulation) Alternative currencies (“Bitcoin on steroids”) 3
  4. 4. #LonFut anticipating2025.com Rich technological possibilities by 2025? Quantum computing: Moore’s Law -> Rose’s Law Largescale geoengineering E.g. massive carbon removal Google Glass: AR helmets, virtual avatars Ubiquitous solar energy: major reduction of oil usage Ubiquitous surveillance, Big Data: no secrets Nanomaterials – with super-strength & resilience Brain scanning: consciousness decoded 3D fabrication, with Atomically Precise Manufacturing Mind enhancing drugs (or hardware stimulation) Stem cell therapies, synthetic organs, rejuvenation biotech Alternative currencies (“Bitcoin on steroids”) Synthetic meat: abolition of animal suffering 4
  5. 5. #LonFut anticipating2025.com Rich technological possibilities by 2025? Quantum computing: Moore’s Law -> Rose’s Law Largescale geoengineering E.g. massive carbon removal Driverless cars: much safer, greener transport Google Glass: AR helmets, virtual avatars Ubiquitous solar energy: major reduction of oil usage Automated robot workers: nurses, soldiers… Ubiquitous surveillance, Big Data: no secrets Nanomaterials – with super-strength & resilience IBM Watson in healthcare: Most doctors redeployed Brain scanning: consciousness decoded 3D fabrication, with Atomically Precise Manufacturing IBM Watson in politics: Rational resource management Mind enhancing drugs (or hardware stimulation) Stem cell therapies, synthetic organs, rejuvenation biotech Credible cryonics: mass market suspensions Alternative currencies (“Bitcoin on steroids”) Synthetic meat: abolition of animal suffering Virtual companions more compelling than real ones 5
  6. 6. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Timing? Extent? anticipating2025.com Unforeseen consequences? Fight or embrace? 6
  7. 7. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Swifter change & convergence Nanotechnology Ubiquitous computing Brain sciences Genetic engineering Synthetic biology anticipating2025.com Regenerative medicine Artificial intelligence ? Intelligence augmentation Robotics Geo-engineering 7
  8. 8. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Swifter change & convergence Escalating stress & strain Pensions? Medieval philosophies? Politics? Oil reserves? Economic stability? anticipating2025.com 8
  9. 9. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Swifter change & convergence Escalating stress & strain Need for clear thinking Academia? Politics? anticipating2025.com Leaders? Media? Religion? 9
  10. 10. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Swifter change & convergence Escalating stress & strain Need for clear thinking How can we enable & accelerate the desirable scenarios? What is desirable? and What is technically feasible? anticipating2025.com 10
  11. 11. #LonFut Technological possibilities Profound uncertainties Swifter change & convergence Escalating stress & strain Need for clear thinking Paths to 2025: visions, nightmares, roadblocks, and plans Transformations in thinking and lifestyle: health, spirituality, organisations, politics, transhumanism, and transcendence anticipating2025.com 11
  12. 12. #LonFut Saturday morning Saturday afternoon Sunday morning Sunday Speakers and running order afternoon subject to change anticipating2025.com 12
  13. 13. #LonFut David Wood smartphone pioneer and Chair, London Futurists Predictions, good, bad, and ugly: roadblocks en route to 2025 anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 13
  14. 14. #LonFut Sonia Contera co-director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology Nanotechnology in 2025 Impacts on health and biology anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 14
  15. 15. #LonFut Simon Bransfield-Garth CEO Azuri Technologies (em)Powering Africa Power & knowledge economy at scale to off-grid customers anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 15
  16. 16. #LonFut Mark Stevenson Author: An Optimist’s Tour of the Future The Shift: Why our systems are failing us and what will replace them anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 16
  17. 17. #LonFut David Levy President of the International Computer Games Association Love and sex with robots: The evolution of human-robot relationships? anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 17
  18. 18. #LonFut Riva-Melissa Tez co-Founder, Kardashev Communications The three obstacles that prevent emerging technologies from fulfilling their potential anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 18
  19. 19. #LonFut Paul Barnett Founder & Acting CEO, The Strategic Management Forum Re-Thinking Strategy: How organisations can thrive during rapid change ahead anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 19
  20. 20. #LonFut Andrew Vladimirov information security expert and DIY brain hacker The near future of accessible cognition enhancement and modification anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 20
  21. 21. #LonFut Aubrey de Grey CSO and co-Founder, SENS Research Foundation When the days of aging are clearly numbered, how will humanity react? anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 21
  22. 22. #LonFut Marco Vega and Peter Brietbart directors, British Institute of Posthuman Studies (BIOPS) Transhumanism and inequality potential pitfalls of technology distribution across societies anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 22
  23. 23. #LonFut Maneesh Juneja Digital Health Futurist and Ch. Leader, Health 2.0 London Healthcare in the future: will advancing technology make doctors unemployed? anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 23
  24. 24. #LonFut Amon Kalkin Founder, Zero State The Wave of change: Convergent technologies and disruptive trends in 2025 anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 24
  25. 25. #LonFut Calum Chace Author of ‘Pandora’s brain’ Minds and AIs: Six important questions An urgent new “Apollo project” anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 25
  26. 26. #LonFut David Pearce co-Founder, World Transhumanist Association The Molecular Biology of Spiritual Experience: Beyond waking consciousness anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 26
  27. 27. #LonFut Rohit Talwar Global Futurist and Founder of Fast Future Research Driving forces, global challenges and potential disruptions anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 27
  28. 28. #LonFut Ben McLeish The Zeitgeist Movement Updating Technical Values and Hacking Culture-Lag: Approach to social management anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 28
  29. 29. #LonFut Natasha Vita-More Chair, Humanity+ Transhumanism: Designing transcendent human enhancement anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 29
  30. 30. #LonFut Anders Sandberg Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University Smarter policy-making through improved collective cognition? anticipating2025.com March 22-23, 2014 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 30
  31. 31. #LonFut Saturday morning Saturday afternoon Sunday morning Sunday Speakers and running order afternoon subject to change anticipating2025.com 31
  32. 32. #LonFut & Anticipati present ng 2025 March 22-23, 2014 anticipating2025.com Birkbeck College, Torrington Square 32

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