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Prebook Presentation of Humanity 2.0: Interconnectivity in the age of technology >> Inner / INTER / Entire

  • MOB Makers of Barcelona 11 Carrer de Bailèn Barcelona, 08010 Spain (map)

In the age of hyperX, we are finding more and more that we are connected in many ways, online/offline, from our bodies to our environment, from our brain to our gut, internally and externally. We are exploring the technologies of interconnectivity at a number of levels, from biology to data to society. We are looking into, for example, microbiome hacking, brain-computer interfaces, quantum communications so that we can begin to identify patterns and rules of what makes good interfaces, integration, protocols, in other words, how can we create robust new kinds of connections as we are approaching this new age of ultra advance technology with beyond human intelligence? We have the hope that by revealing and understanding how we are truly connected, we can then shine a light and change the definition of self and ultimately the world around us. 

Authors: Mark Bünger and Cecilia Tham

Mark Bünger
Mark is the current VP of research at LUX Research. He focuses on strategic planning and advanced technologies in bio-, aero-, and energy domains. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley.

Cecilia Tham
Cecilia is a serial entrepreneur and founder of several startups including MOB, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop and FutureFunded.co, crowdfunding platform for the next generation of women and tech. She is a recent fellow at Singularity University Global Solution Program at NASA Research Center at Ames and the current Singularity University Barcelona Ambassador.