Today the data suggests that we are near the beginning of a chaotic mess of global proportions. Things are fairly simple: a global pandemic with no tools to fight the virus. a global economy in disarray, climate change and other existential risks beginning to intrude into our daily lives, and a total lack of a plan as to what to do. On the other hand, we are at the pinnacle of human capabilities and have, if we choose to do so, the capability create a Utopian egalitarian world without conflict or want.
In this two hour program a group of experts will explore the future, focusing on 2030 and 2050. Where are we now? What is trending? What if anything can be done about it?
Sponsors: The invitational Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop is one of the iconic gatherings which supported the growth of computing. This is the first mini-conference which replaces the 46th Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. www.amw.org.
- John Markoff Stanford Institute for Human Centered AI, ex-NY Times (Moderator)
- Garrett Banning Washington-based strategic thinker and analysti
- Joy Buolamwini Algorithmic Justice League | Poet of Code ; Harvard
- Carole Dumaine Consultant, NIC, CIA; Co-founder of Futures.orgs
- John Hennessy Stanford University professor, past President; Chair BoD Alphabet
- Michael Mann Earth System Science Center and Professor, Penn State
- Carmine Medina Former CIA Deputy Director, Author of Rebels At Work
- Paul Saffo Forecaster of technology change, Stanford Engineerings Adjunct
- Megan Smith CEO shift7, MIT Board, ex-CIO of the US under Obama