2030 – How many humans can the future hold?

Who are we in the future? And where is our place? An exciting journey to the future through a time of rapid change

In the age of digital transformation, genetic optimisation and completely new medical possibilities, the question of what position we humans take and how we change ourselves is becoming increasingly important. The change concerns the way we think, the way we feel, the way we eat, the way we love, the way we work and, above all, how we relate to the most highly developed machines. What does he look like, the man of the future, and what will his relationship be to his environment in 2030?

An unprecedented combination of two developments

​For the first time in human history, man has created a technology with digital media, especially artificial intelligence, which could become his equal. For some, this is associated with the fear of being dominated by technology. Others see above all the enormous chances of an explosion of mind and knowledge.

At the same time, unimaginable possibilities are emerging to extend the capabilities of humans far beyond their biological conditions through genetics and direct coupling with machines. Do we optimize our self through new medical possibilities and direct coupling with machines and thus become more intelligent than the smartest machines? Are we perhaps even entering a new stage of evolution, rising above our biological determinism?

​The crucial question

This all condenses into: Do we have reason for optimism or do we rather have to fear this future?

The lecture provides an optimistic picture of the future based on a critical analysis of technology, society and people in the past, present and future.

Contents in brief
  • Which digital technologies determine our everyday life and the way we will love, learn, work and eat in the near future? 

  • How are people changing in the interaction of genetics, the increase in performance of our thinking and feeling, new medical possibilities and the intensification of the man-machine connection? 

  • Do we share our work with machines or leave it to them completely? Do we learn together with our personalized digital assistant or avatar and become twice as smart as we are today? Do we preferably love virtually? What new paths are politics and conservation of the natural environment taking?

  • Is the future still “humanistic” because human development creates new possibilities that surpass even the capabilities of advanced artificial intelligence?
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