The Future is Approaching Quickly: SF As An Alternative to Future-Oriented Think Tanks

Themes:
Science,  Literature
What:
Panel
When:
Friday Aug 11   02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Messukeskus - 103
Tags:
science fiction
The Economist recently ran a feature on how people who want to figure out what the tech is heading should read Iain M Banks (https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/the-daily/the-novelist-who-inspired-elon-musk). They argue the Culture is "space opera that anticipates some of the challenges that technology is beginning to pose in the real world" and that science fiction serves as an idea library that informs tech industry.

What do you think that the near future will look like? Do you believe in the singularity? Will we figure out reasonable security? Will big data ruin it all? Would block chains make for good sf material? Will people accept self driving cars?
Speaker
Of Things Immaterial
Speaker & Consulting Futurist
Speaker
Senior Futurist