Several speakers in the first talk spoke about the philosophy of using broadly defined technology to solve the worlds problems. This is shown in the videos below.
The raw notes from the talk are at this link
Popular Techonomy: Can the world be turned in a techonomic direction?
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Speakers: Deborah Hopkins, Citi
Kevin Kelly, Author, What Technology Wants
Lisa Randall, Harvard University
Eric Schmidt, Google
Moderator: David Kirkpatrick
Kevin Kelly - technology is the most powerful force in the world
Deborah Hopkins (Chairman, Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Innovation Officer Citi)
Future is about partnership and collaboration
Bring capabilities to customers, clients and cities. Cities is a future focal point beyond countries.
Eric Schmidt of Google: Assumes that people are not ready for the technology that is coming. Every two day we create as much information as was created by all of humanity up to 2003. Smartphone location devices can say where you are and you can tell your friends. With AI can predict where you will go with high accuracy. With 14 photos we can with high accuracy determine who you are. These technologies and other raise fundamental societal issues
Both Kevin Kelly and Eric Schmidt highlighted the importance of transparency and accountability to reduce the negatives and dangers of technology. I agree and the work of David Brin on transparency and accountability should be reviewed for a deeper understanding on the details of the processes of transparency and accountability.
Technology safety needs to look at larger analysis physical analysis of dangers. This is discussed on an ongoing basis at the lifeboat foundation and on my site in detail. I will provide some links and summary in a follow up article.