+100: The New Space Race – Our Future in Space.

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The New Space Race has already begun! For years, the conquest of space has been considered by the world's great innovators as the field in which the first trillionaire will be made. Accordingly, entrepreneurs and investors have blown the whistle on the News Space Race. Of all things, budget cuts for government space programs in the U.S., Europe, and Russia launched the new race to conquer space. Suddenly, highly specialized space experts were open to money from private investors and companies. And this privatization is triggering the Space Race that will probably take mankind to Mars and beyond. Today you will experience a journey through space and time. We present to you the likely roadmap of humanity's Martian conquest and the question, how must humans change to adapt to their possible future in space? One small fly in the ointment: the first Martian to set foot on Earth will probably be a normal human. An almost normal one. Check in and join Smilla in the year 2048. 

If you want to get to know more about the new space race, watch the recording of the whole event here.


BMW Welt Janszky

"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.

BMW Welt Aliya Grig

Aliya Grig was born with a fascination for space. Her mother headed the Pulkov Observatory and her aunt worked at the USSR Institute of Applied Astronomy studying black holes, quasars and "dwarfs," she explained. Aliya's desire to study space and our cosmic capabilities thus grew exponentially. Today, her international platform Galaktika, which brings together people from around the world to realize the dream of living in space, is already up and running and actively developing. The development of their space city on Earth is almost complete. This will become a solid base for scientific innovation. There, life in a space city can be experienced without leaving Earth. But it is going one step further: it is planning a prototype of a gigantic space station for 10,000 people with workplaces, research facilities, living areas, schools, recreational facilities, etc. 

BMW Welt Christopher Mason

Geneticist and urban metagenome researcher Chris Mason of Weill Cornell Medicine shares how he’s mapping his expertise into the distant future of outer space in the interest of humanity’s interplanetary survival.

Perhaps best known for rubbing swabs to gather bacterial DNA from the surfaces of New York City subway stations, Chris Mason is Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics as well as Computational Genomics at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. He is a systems thinker, who frequently characterizes multi-omic data in a variety of environments—from cruise ships to Chernobyl-struck villages to outer space. Chris works with NASA to design the metagenome for life in space and is a proud contributor to the 500 Year Plan, a long-term survival plan for Earth’s inhabitants.

In his book, "THE NEXT 500 YEARS," due out in April, he writes about how intelligent life can thrive in space centuries into the future. To that end, he shares discoveries about the effects of life in space on the human body, noting that Scott Kelly, an American astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station, returned to Earth with "more than 8,600 genes ... significantly altered" when he returned to Earth. 

Link to his book "THE NEXT 500  YEAR": https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/next-500-years