What is the next big thing?
22 Feb 2013
Monday will see the first of our exciting new series of London based Next Big Thing events.
Exploring the tensions, triumphs and transformations likely to occur through groundbreaking technologies over the next 10-20 years, the discussions will encompass geoengineering, performance enhancing drugs, nanotechnology, cyber security and urban mobility.
This events series is the result of a strategic partnership with Policy Exchange and Nesta bringing Oxford Martin School ideas to new audiences in London. Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank. As an educational charity its mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas which deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy. Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to promote innovation, helping people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
Across five events, Oxford Martin School academics will be speaking alongside politicians, experts and policy makers, debating the ethical and practical implications of new technologies on our society that could change the world as we know it.
Events in this series are
- 25 Feb,18:30 "Manipulating the planet: Is there a role for Negative Emissions Technologies in tackling climate change?"
- 13 Mar, 18:30 "The miracle pill: What do brain boosting drugs mean for the future?"
- 26 Mar, 18:30 "How can we capture the possibilities but avoid the pitfalls of nanotechnology?"
- 08 Apr, 18:30 "Cyber secure: Who will own and protect online intelligence in the future?"
- 14 May, 18:30 "Hands off the wheel: Is it time to re-think urban mobility?"
Join the debate by following the links and registering for the events. What do you think the Next Big Thing will be? Vote for your choice on Policy Exchanges's facebook page www.facebook.com/policyexchange and join the discussion on Twitter #nextbigthing.
For more information and booking a seat, please visit www.policyexchange.org.uk/next-big-thing