David Mattin – Again, with Feeling: Two Possible Futures for the 21st-Century

As we move deeper into the 21st-century, the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution are reshaping our world. Leading technologists forecast a world in which facial recognition watches us at every corner, and in which algorithms know us better than we know ourselves.

In this talk TrendWatching’s Head of Trends and Insights, David Mattin conjures a vision of a very different future. A future in which we ensure that technologies are there to serve humans, and not vice versa. In which new human capabilities and ways of life are set free. And in which we understand that human beings – and the human spirit – will always be more than any algorithm. Innovators, unite: we have nothing to lose but our chains!