SXSW Panel Picker: Applied Neuroscience for Fun and Profit.
Technology is a wickedly powerful double edged sword that can slice through obstacles that block a better future, or be used to oppress untold masses. According to some, we live in the most prosperous time in history. Others warn against opening Pandora’s Box and the end of our species.
Exponential advances in Virtual Reality, AI, and Neuroscience permit every global citizen to participate in the creation of new possibilities with astonishingly low barriers to entry, if we can just put down Angry Birds and Candy Crush for a day.
Over 20 years ago, William Gibson said: The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed. Today, the future isn’t only here, but it’s all up in our lives in ways that we can barely perceive.
This panel is intended to be both a visionary view of possible ways forward, and a cautionary tale of possible repetition of the historical trends of exploitation.
The amount of leverage that we have now is beyond anything Archimedes could have ever dreamed. What will we do with it?