Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of Futurist.com, speaks to 2013 Seattle Interactive tech conference. Glen takes us over the horizon into the world of the future. Let’s imagine that the issues of transparency, privacy, data security, openness and information ownership have been solved more or less satisfactorily by 2020. Beyond that, what are the possibilities? How about a world of 3D hyperconnectivity, where the concept of online and offline have effectively disappeared. A world where the merging of information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and cognitive sciences can bring us to the edge of a new age. If, and it is a big if, we can leverage these technologies and the social and political landscape to solve the great challenges of energy, sustainability, and income disparity. Are we ready to build a preferred future?