Tonight, we go back to the Slam concept, where everyone in attendance gets a chance to make 5-7 minute short introductions/presentations on something in the technology field they have come across, are curious about, don’t quite get, a book they have read or a video they have seen–anything they think might interest the Forum. It is always a lot of fun, and the most unusual things tend to come up. Not to be missed.
So come and be inspired - and have fun!
Presenter: anyone who wants to share something
John referred to and recommended Yuval Harari’s book: “21 Lessons for The 21st Century”; seconded by Gary, who reviewed Harari’s book “Homo Deus” at a previous Tech Slam. Torben referred to Christine Legarde’s interview of Yuval Harari (65 min, YouTube) - A scholar definitely worth following.
Devin mentioned brain wave research and referred to Viktor Grebennikov’s work.
Mark D mentioned that Mazda is working on a high torque, high milage gasoline engine. Worth keeping an eye on.
Connie gave a presentation on “biologics” and “nano sponges” as one of the new fields of research within immunotherapy of cancer and auto-immune diseases. Slide presentation is here. (PDF)
Gary presented Elon Musk’s Big Falcon Moon & Mars space vehicle. Slide presentation is here. (PDF)
Mark D presented an article asking the question: If you have coded yourself out of a job - so that you literally do nothing everyday - are you ethically (morally?) obligated to inform your employer of what you have done? It touched on our previous topics of AI and ethical questions of the next 20 years.