Programme

The Future of the Mind. Michio Kaku

25 May, 16:30–17:45
Foresight Series
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G6

Science is the engine of prosperity and economic progress. To predict the future of the economy and our way of life, physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, has interviewed over 300 of the world’s top scientists for the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, and BBC-TV to give the most realistic view of the next 20, 50, and 100 years. He will discuss how three developments (artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and nanotechnology) will be the drivers of wealth creation in the future. Dr. Kaku will discuss: How far will artificial intelligence alter the economy and the workforce? Can we digitize not just the economy, but our bodies and even our thoughts? Will the next stage in the internet be “brainnet,” when thoughts, emotions, memories, and feelings are sent on-line? How will society change when we can telepathically send commands at the merest thought? Will this give us digital immortality? And finally, by the next century, will this give us the mystical power of the gods that our ancestors once feared and worshiped?

Moderator
Dmitry Morozov, General Director, BIOCAD

Panellist
Michio Kaku, Professor of Physics, Co-founder of String Field Theory, Futurologist

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