Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion titled 'The Future of Biotechnology, who's in the lead?' at the Brave New World Festival in Leiden on 2 November 2016. Other members of the panel are: Dam Cohen (CHDR, CEO), Christine Mummery (LUMC/professor), Bas Reichert (Baseclear, ceo), Annelien Bredenoord (UMCU professor, D66 member of senate).
On November 2nd & 3rd, 2016 the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. Brave New World will be the place for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and innovations. We want to discuss what ethical and social impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society. For example: Will we want to change the way we look if we can design our own body? Or, will privacy become a luxury?
This event is interesting for policy makers, venture capitalists, innovation managers, engineers, government officials, hackers, futurists, gamers, artists, directors, you name it. For two days we will ask questions, discuss and imagine which social challenges could arise with future technologies. We’ll even make a few movies together. This way we’ll not only discuss the future, but build one… or even a few.