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.

Torben presented “a world without password” - a new technology ( for “dynamic ID” that makes passwords for login to websites a thing of the past. Here’s a video. (YouTube)