Infinite Future: Beyond Cyber & Hyper - Part 2
Science fiction explores our wildest dreams and biggest fears about the future of technology, spurring us on to greater ideas and grander possibilities. But sci-fi is equally concerned with the challenges of the present. As we continue to reach and surpass some of science fiction's most extraordinary speculative technologies, have we kept pace morally and ethically?
Distinguished authors Warren Ellis, Daniel Suarez, and other guests and will join the MIT Media Lab on stage for a discussion of cyborgs, dystopias, surveillance, AI, and everything in between. In addition, MIT Media Lab grad students will present prototypes built from descriptions of technologies from some of sci-fi’s greatest works. See speculative technology turned into reality!
Daniel Suarez is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. With a lifelong interest in both IT systems and creative writing, his high-tech and sci-fi thrillers focus on technology-driven change.
Daniel is a past speaker at TED Global, MIT Media Lab, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon -- among many others.