+100: How to Enhance Humanity? - Our Future of Ethics.

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Check in: 2100

Clearly, new technologies are leading us into an era of ubiquitous optimization. Everything that can be measured can be predicted! Anything that can be predicted can be optimized! Better health, longer life, better spouses, better partnerships, better jobs, better processes, better buying decisions, better products ... and when we have optimized everything, we will realize that our ethics and morals are still from the 19th century. That's how it might happen. Or the future runs differently: Why shouldn't people's morals and ethics be just as optimizable as their health? Can people even get new feelings? And: Would people with better feelings, better ethics, and higher morals perhaps be even more human than we are? Could our children choose between good and bad faith? Between right and wrong ethics? Between individual freedom and collective public spirit? Check in and join Benneth in his life in the year 2100. How different will our society be then with a ten times higher morality?

If you want to get to know more about the future of ethics, watch the recording of the session here.


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"Mr. Future" Sven Gábor Jánszky (48) is Germany's most sought-after futurologist. He is Chairman of the largest scientific futurology institute in Europe. With his clear, friendly manner, he translates the scientific methods of futurology and makes them understandable and applicable to everyone. Without chakka and esotericism, he helps people and companies to recognize their future environment, to develop their desirable future image and to achieve their best possible future self. He is the most booked speaker at future events and strategy conferences in the German economy. Hundreds of companies and board members work with his future studies and forecasts. His strategy recommendations shape the future strategies in corporations and medium-sized businesses. As a future coach, he has guided many thousands of participants in his seminars, influenced readers of his books, and educated the many subscribers to his online courses to their best possible personal future self.

The futurologist has taught at various universities in Leipzig, Greifswald, Göttingen and Karlsruhe. His trend books "2030 - How much people can the future take?", "2025 - This is how we will work in the future" and "2020 - This is how we will live in the future" shape the future strategies of various industries. With his management strategy books "Rulebreaker - How people think whose ideas change the world" (2010) and "Die Neuvermessung der Werte" (2014), he became a mouthpiece for disruptive innovators in German business. His book "The Recruiting Dilemma" explains the rapid change of the labor market towards full employment, the decline of long-term permanent employment, and the dissolution of HR departments.

He is Chairman of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank in Germany, President of the international "RULEBREAKER Society" and founder and Managing Director of the two investment companies "2b AHEAD Ventures" and "RULEBREAKER Management". As a consultant, Janszky coaches executive boards and entrepreneurs in strategy processes, leads innovation processes to product development and business models of the future. Jánszky is a sought-after interview expert in Germany's media and keynote speaker at strategy conferences and congresses. Sven Gábor Jánszky lives with his wife and three children in a small village between Berlin and Leipzig. He was vice youth team GDR champion in chess in 1988. He climbed Kilimanjaro four times and ran his 19th marathon in New York.

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Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen is Professor of Ethics and Theory of Medicine at the University of Cologne. There she is director of the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (ceres) and head of the Ethics Research Unit at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition to national and international research projects, e.g., on neuroethics, genome editing, and quality of life issues, she is active in the field of policy advice, including as chair of the German Ethics Council (2012-2016) and, since April 2017, as chair of the European Ethics Council (European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies), which advises the European Commission. She is a member of the Corona Council of Experts of the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Aubrey de Grey studied computer science at Cambridge. There he came into contact with biological research on fruit flies and discovered his interest in aging processes. Based on the research he published on the subject, he was awarded a PhD in biology from Cambridge in 2000. Today, he works as scientific director of the SENS Research Foundation, a foundation he co-founded and financed substantially from his inherited fortune. It is dedicated entirely to combating aging.