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Sci-Fi CEOs: How Fictional Futures Influence Tech

Mar 8, 2019

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Recording: Sci-Fi CEOs: How Fictional Futures Influence Tech, Mar 8, 2019

What does it mean when many of the richest and most powerful people on the planet—like Elon Musk, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos—think how they think and do what they do in large part because of the science fiction they read and watched when they were 12? What were the key sci-fi authors and ideas that most inspired them, and continue to influence them and Silicon Valley more broadly? Is that influence ultimately a good thing or a bad thing? And what can we all learn about innovation from science fiction? Join bestselling sci-fi authors Malka Older ("Infomocracy") and Eliot Peper ("Bandwidth") along with journalist Tim Fernholz ("Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race") as they examine the tech industry's long-running relationship with fictional futures.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Kevin Bankston

New America's Open Technology Institute

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Panel

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Session

Track:

Tech Industry & Enterprise presented by Embraer

Level:

Beginner