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THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE 2016

The pervasive Digital Revolution is one of the most topical phenomena of our age, bringing about profound changes on the social, cultural, medical and scientific level. 
Every stage of our life is undergoing deep transformations as traditional roles and phases evolve, with largely unexplored consequences of the greater human –machine collaboration.
The twelfth edition of "The Future of Science" World Conference will attempt to unveil the secrets of the digital age. From 22 to 24 September, some of the world's leading experts will gather on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice to discuss the most pressing issues arising from this revolution

 

THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE is a cycle of annual international conferences jointly organised by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Fondazione Silvio Tronchetti Provera, and Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The aim of the Conferences is to examine the importance of scientific development as a mean of improving the quality of our lives, and to delineate a new role for science in the society of the third millennium.

 

The idea of these conferences springs from an awareness that the problems and dilemmas generated by unrelenting scientific and technological progress are not being adequately discussed in society as a whole. As science exerts an ever more pervasive influence on our lives, society seems ill-informed about the short and long term implications of scientific advance, and in particular is unaware of the social, economic and cultural consequences of the continuous technological revolution.

 

Experts of international renown from various spheres and disciplines have been invited to give their points of view on these issues − which are crucial to the destiny of our society − addressing a public of scientists, philosophers, theologians, industrialists, politicians, economists, journalists, students and others interested in the social, economic and political consequences of constant scientific development.

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