Alex Tapscott confirmed for Blockchain Valley Conference

Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott predicts extensive social change for the better, due to blockchain. On 13 June 2017 he will speak at the Blockchain Valley Conference at the GDI.

Parag Khanna: "This is not the age of Napoleon"

"Direct technocracy combines the virtues of Swiss-style direct democracy with the strength of Singapore’s technocratic system," says leading geostrategist Parag Khanna here – and at the conference "Tyler Cowen & Parag Khanna at GDI". Khanna advocates a new government system where big states learn from the small.

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Amber Case: we need calm technology!

Instead of calming us, technology constantly interrupts us, says Amber Case. The Harvard researcher is an advocate of "calm technology" – devices and aids which work discreetly in the background to simplify our daily lives.

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Brian Hoffman: "We are better than Amazon"

"A decentralised fashion puts the power back in the hands of people," describes Brian Hoffman, founder of blockchain-based marketplace Open Bazaar, the idea behind his software. On 13 June Hoffman will be speaking at the Blockchain Valley Conference.

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Tom Vanderbilt: "All preferences are learned"

Bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt is convinced that whether we prefer blue or red is the result of our socialisation. In a video interview from the GDI Trend Day, he explains why it’s difficult for us to learn to like new things.

Extended Reality Map: the key Swiss players

Virtual and augmented reality are 2017’s most promising technologies. Our Extended Reality Map shows where the Swiss VR and AR sectors are involved in leading technological and application-related development.

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