By the year 2039, how might technology and scientific breakthroughs impact the physical, emotional and safety needs of the human experience?

Will we be able to control our circadian rhythms to manage our physiological need for sleep?

How might we build trustworthiness into cyber-physical systems?

Or might we ultimately be dependent to the very technology ‘designed’ to improve our lives?

Read the article to explore whether we may be able to control our circadian rhythms to manage our physiological need for sleep, how we might build trustworthiness into cyber-physical systems, or if we might ultimately be slaves to the very technology ‘designed’ to improve our lives.

Read the IBP Insights Briefing: Tech Foresight 2039 (PDF)

This briefing covers the following topics:

  • What if we could control our body clocks?
  • How might we create trustworthy systems?
  • How can we avoid being dependent to technology?
  • Exploring technology innovation and disruption
  • Invent the future: skin as an interface
  • Invent the future: learning from robots

The Tech Foresight 2039 event on Thursday 27 June 2019 explored provocative questions on how technology could impact the physical, emotional and safety needs of the human experience over the next 20 years. The IBP insights article provides a summary of some of the key topics explored during the plenary talks, startup pitches, interactive workshops and fireside conversation.

For further details on the event behind this insights briefing, visit the Tech Foresight website for the academic presentations and videos of the talks.