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12 Inevitable Tech Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

In a few years we’ll have artificial intelligence that can accomplish professional human tasks. There is nothing we can do to stop this. In addition our lives will be totally 100% tracked by ourselves and others. This too is inevitable. Indeed much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, and are impossible to halt without halting civilization. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like ubiquitous tracking, or robots replacing humans. Others innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy, and virtual reality in the home. And some that is coming like network crime and anonymous hacking will be society’s new scourges. Yet both the desirable good and the undesirable bad of these emerging technologies all obey the same formation principles.

Kevin Kelly groups these shaping forces into <a href=”http://www.penguin.com/book/the-inevitable...

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