TalkBox presents another entertaining and illuminating virtual event.
Science Fiction is the closest many of us get to philosophy – to some, it is philosophy in fancy dress as the genre helps us explore possible futures free from the burdens of our present-day realities. What Science Fiction doesn’t do is help us explore conversations about the future we want to have, which is the subject of this talk by Charles Radclyffe as he explores the technological basis for our near-term and medium-term futures, and asks the questions that only some of those in the technology industry are asking – what kind of world do we want to create?
While we are increasingly dependent on technology, more-so given the pandemic lockdown, we urgently need to explore this question; particularly given the level of mistrust people have towards technology and the technology industry. Why is 5G so feared? Why are some people so angry about things like contact-tracing? And yet why at the same time have we enabled some tech firms to gain such a foothold in our economy and way of life, that we have less control over actively choosing the futures we want?
This talk will cover aspects of technology, philosophy, politics and economics – and hopefully, will provoke more conversations around our relationship with technology, both now, and in the future.
Charles Radclyffe is a serial entrepreneur who has focused his career on solving tough technology challenges for some of the world's largest organisations.
A self-confessed 'geek' at heart, Charles combines his technical fluency with his business nous to really get to grips with how best to conceive, design, build and implement solutions which can unlock transformative business value.
In addition to providing advisory services to clients, Charles has built and sold three technology companies so far in his career, and in his spare time passionately supports and mentors young entrepreneurs and start-up teams.
Charles is currently a Forbes contributing writer and is the Head of AI at Fidelity International.
He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Bristol.