Digital technology is today widely understood to be the most transformative creation by human beings and advancements in innovation are viewed as inevitably changing the way the world operates for the better. But this is a myopic view of humanity, the planet and the future. The next era of innovation requires a rejection of this imminent surrender to a dystopian digital future.
If the global pandemic has taught us any lessons, surely the most important is the need to recognise that in the next chapter of human awareness and development “the future is biological and not digital”. The next generation will need to desist the march of the algorithm and its capture of human societies. This will require bold innovations in education.
Chandran Nair will outline his views on why the future is biological and not digital, bringing together existential threats of climate change together with the future of work, the role of purposeful technology and food and security issues. He will outline why we need to move from our obsession with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) to Insured Resilience 1.0 (IR1.0) based on the scientific reality that the future hinges on managing the biological realm of our existence.
Tuesday 11 October 12:10 - 12:50 Plenary
Chandran Nair will outline his views on why the future is biological and not digital and how the next chapter of human awareness and development will require bold innovations in education.Plenary Asia/Shanghai
Founder & CEO, Global Institute For Tomorrow