Displaying Futures
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Speakers

Rory Cellan Jones

Rory Cellan Jones

Moderator
Rory Cellan-Jones has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time. He joined the BBC as a researcher on Look North in 1981. In 2007 he was appointed Technology Correspondent with a brief to expand the BBC’s coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society. He now covers technology for television, radio and the BBC website. He also blogs regularly on “dot rory”, the BBC’s popular technology blog. In 2012 readers of T3 magazine voted him Gadget Personality of The Year. In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme Tech Tent on the BBC World Service. He is also the author of “Dot.Bomb”, a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble.
 
Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Ideas:
  • Innovation and Design in an Era of Accelerating technologies: technological change is exponential, and not ‚intuitively linear‘.
  • Information technologies double their power every year (price performance, capacity, and bandwidth).
  • This will lead to singularity where progress is so rapid that it will surpass humans‘ ability to understand it.
  • People will be transformed as they augment their minds and bodies with genetic alterations, nanotechnology, and AI.
  • Humans will transcend the "limitations of our biological bodies and brain“, e.g. enhance the brain through computer power from the cloud via implants.
 
Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant

Ideas:
  • The Future is NOT created. The Future is Co-Created.
  • The power of innovation no longer lies in the hands of individuals or acknowledged experts – it is an open source process.
  • ‚Nearly all new ideas come from left field. Viamarginality.‘
  • Onlyness: what can I bring to the table that is not only unique but also ‚only‘ attached to me?
  • Shifts in value creation: Talent: Inherent vs. Credentials; Purpose: Meaning vs. Money; Culture: Relational vs. Routines
 
Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar

Ideas:
  • We need to find better mediums and forms for human focused communication technologies.
  • We won‘t need traditional displays anymore.
  • It is important to understand the way humans interact to come up with the right design for the right technology – sometimes technology will be in the center, sometimes it has to retreat into the background.
  • Being aware what messages your technology conveys and how is key in all innovations for the future – add cultural and social components to the mix.
 
Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry

Ideas:
  • Innovation is creating real magic – not bluffing like a magician.
  • Everything is possible and we need to let go of everything we have learned to see new possibilities – a camera does not have to be a physcial object for example.
  • It is not necessarily the object that determines the content and vice versa. We might get away with objects completely.
  • The future lies in a complete mixture of the real and augmentation – for example, I can extend a virtual screen into real life.
  • Information technology is nothing new – it has been in existence since we communicate as humans. What is changing are our mediums. So what will the next one look like?
 

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