Emerging technologies and the future of humanity

Dates: March 17, 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

A number of emerging and future technologies have the potential to transform — for better or for worse -+– society and the conditions for humanity. In order to avoid a situation where in effect we run blindfolded at full speed into unknown and dangerous territories, we need to understand what the possible and probable future scenarios are. The purpose of the meeting is to shed light on these issues and discuss how a more systematic treatment might be possible.

Lecturers

Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, NY, USA

Anders Sandberg, Oxford University, UK

Karim Jebari, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm

Roman Yampolskiy, University of Louisville, KY, USA

Ulf Danielsson, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala

Gustaf Arrhenius, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm

Katarina Westerlund, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala