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Mapping the Future: Stairways to Heaven or Highways to Hell?

Hall 3, 07/11/2013 (11.00-12:20)

The evolution of society will be driven by geography, demographics, and technology. Will future technological change strengthen or weaken Europe as a geographical and cultural entity? The session will address the long-term vision of the co-evolution of technology and society, towards 2050, , identifying the strongest technological drivers and their potential impact on the European economy and society. Technological progress will create many options for changing the way we live and work; many are good, some less desirable. How can we manage this, to ensure the best future outcome?

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Chair: Martin CURLEY (Intel Corporation, Intel Labs Europe, Ireland)

Speakers

Neelie KROES (European Commission, Belgium)
Jacques BUGHIN (McKinsey and Company, Belgium)
Peter COCHRANE (Cochrane Associates Ltd, A Virtual Global Operation, United Kingdom)
Wendy SCHULTZ (Infinite Futures, Foresight Research and Training, United Kingdom)

Session organiser: Andrew HOUGHTON (European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium)

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