Technology and the Human Future focus in Oslo

The collaboration between the Europaeum and the New York Review of Books continues, as their conference on Technology and the Human Future, hosted in Oslo and supported by the Europaeum, starts today. Spanning two days and comprising an impressive number of talks and speakers, the conference welcomes several representatives of the Oxford Internet Institute, which is linked to the Europaeum, as well as Simon Head, an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in Oxford and author of The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age (OUP 2005), who heads up our partnership with the NYRB Foundation. The conference promises to tackle a broad and ambitious range of topics relating to technology and the “deep changes” it can bring about in our lives, and thus in “the human future in all its dimensions” These are potentially momentous changes, which “concern us as public citizens in our relations to the state, as private citizens in our relations to one another, and in our lives as consumers and employees.” Please see here for a full programme and for more details.