From now until 2025, there will be seven 18-month “Moore’s Law” generations, resulting in a 128-fold (2^7) increase in computing power. That will enable devices that are, for example, five times more powerful, five times cheaper, and five times smaller (hence requiring five times less energy input) than today’s computers. Coupled with similar progress in other technology fields, this means there will be huge potential for change in very many areas of work, play, learning, and healthcare – as well as in our social and economic structures. The potential upsides and potential downsides are both enormous.
This two-day conference brings together 18 expert speakers and an audience of 200 budding futurists of all shapes and sizes. The goal is to elevate serious analysis of the potentially radical scenarios that may unfold between now and 2025.
The speakers will be giving their views as to which future scenarios are technically feasible and desirable. They will also be debating the best steps to take to bring these desirable visions into reality, despite the many roadblocks that are likely to be encountered en route.