Lift is a series of events built around a community of doers and thinkers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social consequences of new technologies. Each conference is a chance to turn changes into opportunities by anticipating the major shifts ahead, and meeting the people who drive them.
We were told the future would be about mechanization, computerization, 3D flying virtual assistants, 1984-like nightmares or Asimov-inspired robots. The long-praised "21st century" itself was meant to be futuristic according to researchers and sci-fi writers. What did and did not happen? What can we learn from the predictions that never materialized to better look at the future?
Lift09 (Geneva, 25-27 Feb. 09) will look back to look ahead, exploring topics like change, solidarity, love, or design, during three days of intense networking and inspiration.
Official Website: http://liftconference.com
Added by liftlab on February 25, 2008