Armin Grunwald. Will Technology Destroy the Future?

October 11, 2011, 18:00


On October 11th at the Digital October Center, Armin Grunwald, one of Europe’s leading futurists, delivered a lecture entitled, “Will Technology Destroy the Future?”. The lecture is part of the “Futurology: The Future of the Future” series for the new Knowledge Stream educational project. (you can read about the first event, a lecture by Dan Ariely, here).

Armin Grunwald is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the director of ITAS (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis), and since 2002 has headed the Office of Technology Assessment at Budenstag (TAB). Grunwald’s book, “Technology and Society: West-European Experience in Investigating the Social Consequences of Scientific and Technological Development,” was published in Russian in 2011.

In his lecture, Professor Grunwald shared findings from studies on the social assessment of modern technology and describe the impact of technological progress on our future.

We invited futurists, philosophers, cultural studies scholars, researchers in the technology field, entrepreneurs in search of ideas, and everyone else who was interested to listen to Professor Grunwald’s lecture in Digital October’s main hall. After the lecture, a round table was held in the conference hall with participants Prof. Gotthard Bechmann, Prof. Vitaly Gorokhov, and other members of the academic community.

Those who could not attend, can watch the video of the event below, as usual.



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