Ethics and Technology

We live in a world that is changing as we speak.

A decade ago, smartphones as we know them didn’t exist. Three decades earlier, no one  owned a computer. The first personal computers arrived about 40 years ago. Today we can only laugh when we read what Ken Olsen, the founder of Digital Equipment Corporation said back in 1977:

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”

Today, almost everyone has a handheld computer.

Technology is moving fast and as Ray Kurzweil said: “Technology goes beyond mere tool making; it is a process of creating ever more powerfull technology using the tools from the previous round of innovation”.

It is difficult for the general population and politicians to follow this fast development – what does this mean to our daily life – now and in the near future. What kind of values do we want to bring to the next generations. Is technology moving faster than law – and is that ok. Do we just accept it. Do we ask questions. Do we say what we think and do something about it – or are we afraid of the unknown.

In this talk Marianne Andersen and some of our co-workers working within the area of technology/ law/ ethics/ anthropology/ sociology/ art will ask questions and come up with our opinion – raise awareness of the complex world we are looking into and force the audience to think about the future.

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