Global Future 2045 | Ray Kurzweil presents: ‘The Acceleration of technology in the 21st century — impact on business, economy, and society’

February 23, 2012

Global Future 2045 | Opening roundtable discussion with journalists: “Investing in the Future.”

Global Future 2045 | Presentation by Ray Kurzweil, famous scientist, inventor, author of Singularity theory, head of Singularity University: “The Acceleration of technology in the 21st century — the impact on business, the economy, and society.”

Global Future 2045  is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a network community with the world’s leading scientists in the field of life extension and to support them as an investment hub, contributing to various projects.

This social initiative based in Moscow, works jointly with the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting, Institute of Oriental Studies and the Russian Academy of Sciences. This initiative produced its first congress — “Global Future 2045” —  on February 17-20 at the Radisson-Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow.

Congress objectives included:

  • Presenting the newest developments in the fields of cognitive sciences, robotics, and modeling of living systems.
  • Evaluating the potential for transforming planetary civilization in light of the rapid pace of technological development.
  • Analyzing possible scenarios for the development of civilization in the context of new concepts regarding universal history, or “Big History.”
  • Discussing strategic problems arising in a dynamically changing world and the potential for the appearance of a global or cosmic mode of thinking.

Event speakers were comprised of world leading physicists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, philosophers as well as specialists in the fields of Big History, robotics, brain-computer interfaces, neurosciences and space technology from Russia, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and other countries.

The three-day event concluded with the finalization of a resolution that will be submitted to the United Nations demanding the implementation of committees to discuss life extension Avatar projects as a necessary tool in the preservation of humankind, as well as defining ethical parameters for scientists worldwide.

Global Future 2045: International Congress
Global Future 2045 YouTube channel

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