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SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019 (After Movie) | SU BeneluxOur SingularityU Brussels Summit (23-24 September 2019) was where the world’s leading speakers, experts on exponential technologies and inspirators congregate. Gathered there, were those who are changing and shaping the world in a positive way. They sharesd ethical dilemmas and multiple perspectives on exponential topics and provide you with the mindset, knowledge, tools and skills needed in an exponentially changing world.
Kris Verburgh - Health & Longevity | SingularityU Benelux Executive Program (Nov 2019)Kris Verburgh - Health & Longevity at the SingularityU Benelux Executive Program (Nov 2019).
Jaya Baloo - Cyber Security | Exponential Finance SingularityU South Africa Summit
Carlo van de Weijer - Future of Work | SingularityU Italy Summit
Alix Rubsaam - Critical Thinking, Decision Making & Ethics
Simeon Tienpont on LeadershipAs a racing yacht skipper in Big Ocean Races you sail with a team for 27 days in a row. To win the race, you need to cope with 24hr decision-making which has a crucial impact on team performance and safety, far away from civilization. Under the most extreme circumstances, leadership is challenging and confronting but above all: inspiring. With each big-data performance tool available for speed, life science and environment, it becomes an art to bring rational approach and intuitive determination closer together. Simeon will take you on a journey about life and death decision-making in world’s most brutal arena of top-sport.
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Sid Vollebregt on Future of WaterWhat happens if we run out of the element that enables life? Already today, 2/3 of the world population faces water shortages. Through our food, products and energy, our water footprint stretches out further than we might realize. With water as a human right, it remains difficult to put a value and ownership on it. This century will be about technological advances to get access to more water out of unconventional sources, to re-use water and to increase efficiency. Through different examples of water challenges worldwide, we get a glimpse of the multi-stakeholder management our most precious resources. Will it be possible to move from scarcity to abundance?
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Mark Post on the Future of FoodProteins are a valued part of our diet, yet their production is resource intense and especially animal proteins have a large environmental impact. New technologies collectively referred to as cellular agriculture aims to provide the same products, e.g. meat, through alternative methods with much higher efficiency and smaller footprint. By their perceived disruptive nature and because food is emotion rather than reason, cellular agriculture technologies reveal the tension between rational benefits of innovation and emotional resistance against the prospects of future innovative realities. These aspects are discussed using cultured meat as an example.
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Deborah Nas on Strategic Design for Technology-based InnovationDeborah has a deep interest in the reasons why people are suspicious of new technologies. And why it is that, throughout history, the same arguments have been used over and over again to express fears and concerns regarding new technologies. She is currently developing a set of design strategies, enabling companies to apply new technologies in a way that delivers maximum value to users, resulting in higher adoption rates.
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Alix Rübsaam on Critical Thinking, Decision Making & EthicsAs a Faculty Fellow at Singularity University she investigates the societal and cultural impact of exponential technologies. Her focus is on changing ideas about humanity in technological contexts such as Artificial Intelligence, (autonomous) robotics, information technologies, and digital environments. Additionally, Alix has written about cyberpunk and science fiction literature, autonomous weapons, and embodied robotics. She has an MA in Cultural Analysis and has graduated from Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program in 2015. Her most recent publication is a chapter in Augmented Intelligence: The Future of Work and Learning (2018).
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Introduction to Nanotechnology by Aaike van VugtNanotechnology is always 5 years away from disrupting material research and our daily lives. Traveling around the globe and speaking with more than 1000 researchers gave Aaike a good overview what is happening in the field of material research and enables him to predict what really will happen in the near future. There are two major fields in material research that will be covered in this talk: biotech and nanotech.
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Interview: David Bray - Impact & Disruption | SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019Exponential technologies are transforming how we work, how we co-exist, and how we lead as positive #ChangeAgents. This session will explore some of the debates about what the future of work will be if exponential trends continue, as well as the ripple effects of such trends on how societies govern themselves in a networked era and what new strategies private or public sector leaders will need to employ to be effective. Come prepared to both learn and share your thoughts on the hard society-level questions for our shared exponential future ahead.
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Interview: Jody Medich - AR/VR/XR | SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019Tools that were only available to the wealthiest research labs are being democratized such that small teams the world over, can now accomplish what only governments and corporations could do just 15 years ago. Our understandings of the past are no longer sufficient to inform us about where we are headed as a species. Understand how exponential growth in technology will accelerate human progress towards the edge of what’s possible. Extended reality is the spectrum of immersion from Augmented to Virtual Reality. Jody will provide an overview of all of the different technologies, what they’re each good for, how they work with our brains, and how rapidly the market is expected to grow. Next, she’ll discuss the implications of these technologies on humanity, and how they unleash truly Superhuman abilities.
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Interview: Jaron Lanier on the Dynamics of the World | SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019The nature of being human is tumbling from solution to solution. This is also the nature of life and reality. Our freedom, beauty, and existence, therefore, requires us to come to a new solution for the problems the other solution caused. The world is dynamic, not static it isn't a pretty picture for us to live in forever.
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Interview: Jamie Susskind - Future Politics | SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019Jamie speaks worldwide about digital technology and its impact on politics, economics, and morality. He is as happy discussing AI and blockchain as he is speaking about the future of politics, economics, and law. Recent and forthcoming engagements include events at Microsoft, Google, Harvard, Stanford, the British Academy, the Royal Society of Arts, the Financial Times Weekend Festival, The Times Cheltenham Book Festival, Seattle Town Hall, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
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Interview: Eva Gladek - Circular Economies | SingularityU Brussels Summit 2019Why are we investing so much money into solar energy, new energy system, and electric cars?
But why are our carbon emissions still are going up?
The reason is that we aren't looking at it from a systems perspective. It's not only because people don't like changing. There is also a lock-in effect. The collective result of this is that we are creating massive problems.
There is a group of scientists in Stockholm, who have defined nine planetary boundaries, so nine ceilings. What we are trying to do is to try to change the rules of the game. So people can bend this exponential growth curve. We have crossed the tipping point from four out of the nine boundaries, so it's looking not good. I believe that it's reversible. Change can happen extremely quickly, and it is possible to create technological shifts that can bend these exponential curves.
So we know we can make it happen, it is just a matter of getting people to do it.
Eva Gladek - SingularityU Benelux Brussels Summit (23-24 Sept 2019)
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