This year EMERGE will host 3 themed stages: FUTURE, BUILD and GROWTH. FUTURE stage is a crash course into emerging technologies that are shaping the way we take care of ourselves, learn, work, eat, make love, and even die. Events on this stage are unparalleled with other keynotes so that one can pause for a while and have a sneak peek into the future from the ones who make it.
Keynotes on FUTURE stage are to be opened with the vibrant topic of sex. Bryony Cole
, the founder of Future of Sex
(podcasts, events, and hackathon on Sex Tech), will speak about prospects of technologies for human sexuality – the industry worth 30 billion dollars.
Another relatable topic will be covered by the fighter with aging and president of Science for life extension
Fund Yuri Deigin
. He will dig into the possibilities of fixing death – the bug that comes installed in every human being – with the help of cryonics, gene therapy, and other technologies. Lev Manovich
, the theorist of the digital culture and author of the book "The language of new media"
which is referred to as the most profound work on media since Marshall McLuhan, will talk about ways to understand contemporary culture through Big Data. Dr. Manovich will also reveal who is going to be the next Michelangelo if it's a human or AI.