"There's no problem we can't solve with exponential tech" - Peter Diamandis, CEO of XPrize
Technology will usher in a golden age where we will enjoy the fruits of our collective effort! That's the utopian vision and dream advocated by Silicon Valley CEO's. Diamandis believes that technology has the ability to ensure there is more than enough for all and technology could be that silver bullet. He certainly makes some convincing claims and there are statistics to support this claim: longer lifespans, lowered child mortality, increased education and less people living in poverty.
But why does the world feels so scary in today's age? Is it the lack of leadership where technology is used to "spy" on it's citizens through implementing surveillance capitalism? Or do we have a natural fear of anything different and images of running robots conjour up visions of us being hunted down? More realistically, in certain countries, individual rights are infringed upon and freedom of speech and movement is revoked. Perhaps, the influence of filter bubbles and #fakenews have already influenced your life and worldviews.
This keynote explores these questions where technology can be good or evil, depending on the intention. Understand how leaders must use technology to make us more human and not as a tool for ill intent.
Here is an blog post and article from my Alma Mata in Boston, USA where I presented this topic.