Humanity vs technology: is there a war to be won?
24 Apr 2024
Humanity vs technology: is there a war to be won?

Book a driverless taxi in LA. Fall in love with an AI boyfriend. Let Tesla’s Optimus robot cook you poached eggs for breakfast. Despite the convenience, rapid tech advancements are igniting anxieties about human work, ethics, and purpose. Are our fears overblown, or is this the beginning of the end?

Jerri Lynn Hogg

Jerri Lynn Hogg is a media psychologist and former president of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology. Dr Hogg built her career on understanding the relationship between technology and psychology.

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome, academic advisor of Humanity+, fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), and research fellow at Ewha Institute for the Humanities of Ewha Womans University in Seoul. He's also the author of We have always been Cyborgs, Philosophy of Posthuman Art, and Homo ex machina (with Kleine-Gunk, 2023) and the founding editor of the Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media. In 2024, he was invited to present his 'Euro-Transhumanism' as Stanislaw Kaminski Memorial Lectures.

Martin Ford

Martin Ford is an American futurist and author who focuses on artificial intelligence and robotics and their impact on the job market, economy, and society. His New York Times bestselling book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future won the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Maksymilian Fus-Mickiewicz

Maksymilian Fus-Mickiewicz is a strategist who creates powerful, game-changing ideas that challenge the status quo and shape the agenda that other brands follow. Using their expertise in trend forecasting, they discover cultural tensions that help brands like Mercedes-AMG, Rolls-Royce, and Spotify achieve ambitious goals and push culture forward. The Sunday Times, Vogue, and The Guardian have interviewed them as an expert in their field, while their collective TREMORS was featured on DAZED, Canvas8, and FACT magazine as ‘the nightclub of the future’.