Life 3.0

Life 3.0 is a stirring keynote presentation that lays bare the bones of the transition human society is currently undergoing. Using concrete examples of the future already here today, the presentation builds up a tangible sense of a very different way of living, working and organising ourselves that will exist just ten years from now.

We are in the midst of a change as significant as the shift from an agrarian economy to industrialised society. We can think of life from the advent of farming and the first permanent settlements to the beginning of the industrial revolution as Life 1.0, and the industrial era as Life 2.0. We are already moving out of the industrial era, and the new economic, social and cultural arrangements that are emerging will constitute Life 3.0.

The way we use our land, the nature of our infrastructure, the way we produce and consume, and how we organise work and information flows are all already in a state of transition. The keynote charts both what we are moving from and what we are moving towards in each of these areas. At the same time it sketches the unprecedented challenges the next decade will bring from a growing global population and a natural environment under threat, and the unprecedented opportunities that a data rich and educated society has for engaging with those challenges.

Life 3.0 is a story of challenge and a story of hope that will expand the horizons and widen the frame of any conference audience.

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