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India future society and Future day


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Slide to elaborate the work of India Future Society (Indian Govt. recognized NGO) established in India, and the only organization in India devoted to studies of subject like this.

The presentation also lists the present and future plans of the society. We are a team of highly qualified professionals who dare to envision humanity's next steps.

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India future society and Future day

  1. 1. India Future Society (IFS) and Future Day March 1st, 2014 By, Siddartha S Verma Co-Founder and Secretary (IFS) B.Tech (CUSAT, India), M.Sc. (UWA, Perth), IBM India Pvt. Ltd. (Bangalore)
  2. 2. List of Team members, Advisory board members and AuthorsFounder and President Avinash Singh Co-Founder and Secretary Siddartha S Verma Treasurer Vishal Singh Member Dr. Raghuraj Singh Vivek Mishra Gaurav Pathak Dr. Prabhat Verma Team members Advisory Team members Thomas Damberger Vivek Anand Manoj Surya Sayane Shome Shahnawaz Alam Zoamma Hassan Kush Kumar Sangeeta Patra Raghavan Nambier Dr. Aubrey de Grey Elena Milova Dr. Ilia Stambler Dr. James Hughes Dr. Kim Solez Dr. Natasha Vita-More Zoltan Istvan Authors Dr. Miriam J.S.Leis Jameson N. Rohrer B.J.Murphy Clyde DeSouza Dirk Bruere Franco Cortese Christine Gaspar Harish Shah Chris T. Armstrong
  3. 3. Our website and social mediaIFS webpage- Facebook page- Twitter- We are• Chapter of Humanity + • Member of International Longevity Alliance (ILA)
  4. 4. Outline of this talk• Why India Future Society? • Why future? Not past? Or present? • What future holds? Future of? • Past events • Future Day
  5. 5. Why India Future Society? • To spread awareness about future and emerging technologies for masses and use of technology to expand human capacities. An image showing Technology Review publishing about emerging technologies • We focus on the practical aspects and benefit which can be obtained by studying and working on this.
  6. 6. •We are a team of thinkers and highly qualified professional- scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and authors, who work to define humanities next steps. Topics and technologies we write and think aboutMind Uploading Image showing different technologies for mind uploading Simulated/ Virtual reality Image showing different virtual environments and technologies
  7. 7. Genetics A gene (Double Helix Model) Nanotechnology Carbon and Graphene nanotechnology to revolutionize things
  8. 8. Radical Life Extension Longevity activitists around the World are working towards achieving this. One prominent figure in this field Aubrey de Grey Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Researchers around the world are working in this field and studying The implications of this work. Image shows the banner of a conference organized in this area. Picture of Ben Goertzel, an eminent AGI researcher.
  9. 9. Future and Transhumanism Society exists all around the world, like Stanford Transhumanist Association,  Harvard College Future Society,  Cornell Transhumanist Society,  Los Angeles Transhumanists and many more around the world in countries like Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latin America, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden and UK.
  10. 10. Why Future? Not Past? Or Present? • All the effort in research is driving us towards a better future • We have more resources now to work towards a brighter world • We have access to better and sophisticated technologies • World is more connected, thanks to social media and digital communication revolution. • We are at a critical point of time in Human evolution to have these priviledges, moving towards a Technological Singularity (as Ray Kurzweil predicts) • Tools which were accessible to few, are now access to wider range of population • Future is what is most important • Companies like Microsoft, General Electrics, Honeywell, IBM, Google, Facebook are all working on cutting edge research and innovation which will bring miracles for the coming generation • We have tools now to commercialize this emerging research and innovation market. • More technology which was only to be seen in the research labs, are in hands of real time users around the world. These factors makes us to work for the future. India Future Society (IFS) is a small contribution towards the same.
  11. 11. What future holds of? Future of? Future holds of all the different possibilities arising from the emerging technology market and factors listed in the earlier slide. Communication Human Wearable products AI And much more… 3 D environments and Gaming Automobile Future of Space technology Social media Defence
  12. 12. IFS NGO Certificate (Certified by Society of Registrars, Bangalore, Govt. of India)
  13. 13. Past events conducted by India Future Society (IFS) A) Longevity Day, 1st and 5th October, 2013 Details of venue- Little Italy, Bangalore, India and HBTI, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Time- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No of audiences- 10 and 15 Pictures of the event- Group discussion, Bangalore
  14. 14. Group photo, Bangalore Group photo, Kanpur
  15. 15. After lecture, Kanpur
  16. 16. B.) Future Day, March 1st and 2nd, Ranchi and Kanpur, India Group photo after the event. All the audience were very curious about the subject and had lots of questions. The principal of my High School helped to get the news published in a local newspaper.
  17. 17. Venue picture during the event. The venue was well arranged for all the audience for comfortable seating and total 40 – 50 people showed up.
  18. 18. Future Day • It is being organized in many countries this year- over 20 cities around the world like- Utah, Springfield, San Francisco, Columbia, Paris, Seattle and other places. • It is a day to focus and celebrate the efforts of people around the world who are working in their domains for a better future. • Like Childrens Day (in India), Republic Day, Independence Day and many other national holidays, if Future Day is celebrated as a Global holiday, it will be more effective. • First Future Day was hosted in march, 2012 and the idea was given by AI researcher Ben Goertzel and Humanity + organization is putting effort to make this happen. IFS is contributing for the same. • Other organization which endorse Future Day are- Foresight Education and Research Network (FERN), Second Tree, Kororoit Institute, Open Cog, Amplify and others. • Previous Future Day events have been held in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney), Asia (Hong Kong), USA (Edmonton, Berkele, Hawaii & Houston, Utah, LA, Palo Alto, Washington), Brazil, Belgium (Brussels), France (Paris), Poland (Wroclaw), Virtual Reality (Second Life), and many more places all over the globe!
  19. 19. Thanks. 