Future Technologies

Monday, June 28, 2010 – 19:30-21:00
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Cost: £8
Future Technologies panel - image by Nicola Evans

Watch the webcast with Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Fry, Wendy Hall, Jim Haseloff and Bill Thompson.

In the past 25 years our use of technology has increased at an unprecedented rate, affecting our way of life and how we function in society. What's next? Are we set to see more inventions that change the image of technology and the culture we live in? How will these developments affect and influence the future of society? Our expert panel gives their views and insights into their own use of technology and their hopes for the future.

The panel includes:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee FRS , inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Stephen Fry, writer, broadcaster and technophile
  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall FRS , leading computer scientist at University of Southampton
  • Dr Jim Haseloff, synthetic biologist from University of Cambridge
  • Bill Thompson, technology critic and commentator on digital culture.

Watch the webcast

The event was webcast live and is now available to view on demand from royalsociety.tv. Two versions are available:

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Read the Twitter conversation

Audience members watching live online and in Queen Elizabeth Hall were invited to use Twitter to tweet their thoughts, comments and opinions about the event using the hashtag #SFFuture. You can read the (unedited) transcript of the #SFFuture discussion, courtesy of WTHashtag.

See the sketchnotes

Audience member Eva Lottchen drew a 'sketchnote' of the event, which you can view on her Flickr account.

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