Talking about the future of
Is Big Data stealing your life?
Could data influence election success?
Can we fight against tech monopolies?
What’s the solution to the migration crisis?
Will Western civilization survive its inner divisions?
Does socialism have a future?
Are superchefs the new heroes?
Who’ll feed the world in 2050?
Which trend will revolutionize dining?
Should we all mine cryptocurrency?
Can blockchain be a silver-bullet?
Is frugality a trend or a necessity?
What if creativity is overrated?
Why is everybody a fucking entrepreneur?
Does humanity have a future on Earth?
Will Mother Nature strike back?
Should we be afraid of climate migration?
What’s the future of Hollywood filmmaking?
Can we fight for freedom with fiction?
Do games have moral conscience?
What’s co-living good for?
What if Hyperloop is a hypermistake?
How’s tech shaping the future of city life and public spaces?
Are robots your new family?
Can we teach AI morality?
Would you hack your own brainwaves?
Is tidying up a life-changing magic?
Can yoga help envision what’s to come?
Can philosophy save business?
Would you control robots with your mind?
Is the future female?
Why are Silicon Valley billionaires preparing for the Apocalypse?
Detailed agenda coming in March
Looking like a futuristic Audrey Hepburn, she grimaces and chuckles, and even cracks jokes from time to time: meet Sophia the most advanced creation of Hanson Robotics. The computer-driven media darling has given numerous interviews, sung in a concert, starred in talk shows, and even graced the cover of Elle magazine. Sophia was recently granted Saudi citizenship, gaining more rights than the average woman in the country.
Visionary production designer, three times Academy Award nominee. A regular collaborator with Christopher Nolan, Nathan designed the entire Dark Knight Trilogy. His recent projects include Interstellar, Westworld and Dunkirk.
Described by the Economist as 'the rich world’s most powerful trustbuster', and one of the 100 most influential people in 2017 by Time Magazine, Commissioner Vestager has been a professional politician since the age of 21. She brought antitrust charges against Google and initiated investigations against tech giants like Amazon and Apple. She is also a mother of three.
With over a million followers on Instagram, Kino’s dharma helps people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through yoga. Having almost two decades of experience she is one of the few to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga by its founder.
A firm believer of self-regulation, Jeffrey is the Content Director for the Foundation for Economic Education, founder of Liberty.me, a 'social network and online publishing platform for the liberty minded' and the director of a crypoasset hedge fund. He is the author of 'A Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age' among others.
Azar has written on the political implications of literature and culture, and the human rights of Iranian women. Her book, 'Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books' has spent over two years on The New York Times bestseller list, has been translated in 32 languages, and won major literary awards.
Renowned ecologist and environmentalist Chris gives hope to those who believe that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Chris shows us that we should not treat the Earth as a faded masterpiece that we need to restore and reminds us that the story of life is the story of change.
Eight years ago, Anna was suffocating under the weight of debt. She reached a breaking point and took drastic action: by stopping all unnecessary spending she eliminated a debt close to $24,000. Nowadays, Anna is on a mission to help others as the author of 'The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living'.
Would you reprogram your own mind? Would you adopt a computer program? Multi-award winning superstar of sci-fi Ted Chiang's 'Story of Your Life' is described by many as the most important collection of short stories in the new millennium.
Chad's latest documentary, 'The Experimental City' analyzes the futuristic developments of the past. His earlier film tells how the American city has changed through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development. In addition to making documentaries, he teaches film production and film criticism at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
Working with the greatest film stars and directors was not enough for her: she set up her own film production company and gives her name to ambitious feature films.
How will you get your daily bread and coffee if a nuclear war or a natural disaster strikes? The communications guru of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the "insurance policy for the world's food supply" will tell you if you can sleep tight.
The man behind the 'Fuck You Startup World' post, a viral and furious anti-Silicon Valley rant. When not publicly melting down, Shem is a senior full stack developer with a decade of experience in various domains.
At pioneer 3D printing firm Formlabs, Dávid's team have built everything from figurines to prosthetics that could withstand temperatures up to 290 degrees Celsius. Prior to joining the company he founded Sold, an automated peer-to-peer selling service that was acquired by Dropbox. Dávid was a co-founder of FabLab Budapest.
Instead of sitting by and watching as plastic suffocates us, Miranda's team finds ways to turn waste into raw materials for new products. She has been an entrepreneur since childhood and received BAs in biology, philosophy, and engineering entrepreneurship.
Vess is the master of leveraging academic research and commercial insight to transform how we work, shop, move, meet and play. His initiatives aim to ensure citizens retain control over their digital identities. As a lawyer-turned-big data professional, he develops predictive algorithms based on over 6 million users’ data.
What can be so upsetting that it makes you create a game? Francis, a designer and software engineer created a startup simulator called The Founder whose deep cynicism was based on his own experience. He thinks tech companies wield great influence over people’s lives, but don’t always take responsibility for their actions.
The Staub twins embody the essence of how the KonMari method can impact one's life: reconnecting with one's self and designing the life one wants. Their objective is to help people live a more simple and happy life through their decluttered, joy-sparking living space.
Do you want to lead the most excellent human life?, asks Andrew of the happiness- and productivity-obsessed Silicon Valley leaders. His answer is that optimizing your life and business is actually a formula for misery. A kind of Chief Philosophy Officer, Andrew summons ancient thinkers to probe eternal questions about a good life.
Instead of sterile labs, Alex chose the big picture. He is the Senior Fellow of Biomedical Science at the American Council on Science and Health and former founding editor of RealClearScience. Alex enthusiastically opposes Stephen Hawking's predictions about the gloomy future of humanity.
Burnt out by corporate change-management work, Troy started working from home. He learned quickly the value of having a coworking space and that the best versions of ourselves are expressed when we do so in a group. CommonSpace shows a new way of living, working and making connections.
The only female hip-hop, RnB, trap, mombathon, future bass DJ in Hungary has a pretty impressive track record. Nominated for the breakthrough act of the year award, she warmed up for superstars like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, DMX, Duke Dumont, Wiz Khalifa, Redman, Sean Price and Tyga.
Besides leading an international foundation promoting civic engagement and entrepreneurship, his mission is to keep the memory of victims of communism alive for future generations.
Video games as philosophy? Sure. Reading the Bible word-for-word backwards for inspiration? This is the surreal world of filmmaker and artist David OReilly, whose 3D animated films recently stormed the world of games and interactive art.
Frantic pivots, enthusiastic ass-kissing and excruciating internal politics: welcome to Silicon Valley. Ex-Facebook employee and author of the bestselling 'Chaos Monkeys' Antonio Garcia Martinez wants people to know the Valley isn’t really the way it’s portrayed.
By evoking the lives of notable women through history in her bestsellers, she sets an example of integrity and free spirit for 21st century women.
So long, Beethoven. Music technology whizzkid Mason Bretan and his four-armed, marimba-playing robot Shimon have toured the world. The droid not only plays music, but it crafts its own tunes.
Forget your first world problems, and see what really matters. Artist of award-winning, cult games Ryan Sumo brings attention to current affairs in developing countries and creates strategy and simulation games that encourage critical thinking.
Trained in martial arts, the entrepreneur, author, activist Paola knows how to fight the impossible. She believes that women will save the world and her mission is to empower and support them.
The engineers of revolutionary brain-computer interface not only imagine a world safe for robots and humans, but aim to radically change the way you can interact with computers by thought recognition devices.
A critically acclaimed musician, Eliot is an author, entrepreneur and professor at NYU Shanghai. His mission is to train the next generation of innovators who catalyze the commercialization of university discoveries and bridge the gap between academia and the private sector.