Technology and the Shift Towards Wholeness

How to Overcome Humanity’s Current and Future Challenges?

What artists and researchers are working on today is set to become the ‘new normal’ in the future. Technology turns their ideas into tangible form and enables new ways of thinking, doing business, and enjoying life, bringing about change which engages the whole world. 

Today’s challenges are many. We believe we’re addressing them through the technologies we’re already using (artificial intelligence, Internet-of-things, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, social and governance platforms, biotechnology) and those still nascent (quantum computing, gene therapy, personalised medicine, nanotechnology). 

As part of this workshop, we explore potential futures, choose what is wholesome, and act. We start by examining today’s concurrence of technologies and organisational structures, looking at the impact of disruptive innovation in various areas. 

Questions arise: is there a deeper layer to the changes we’re undergoing? Is the new paradigm shift a global move towards wholeness? What is future we want and how do we make it reality?

Ciprian Man

Generally known as “Chip”, his interests are quite eclectic. After working in academia (business school) in the late ’90s, he became an entrepreneur. He co-founded a marketing agency and later went on to build a technology company. He now wears many hats, among them that of a business angel involved with a number of innovative ventures.
In parallel with working in the tech community, he (still) teaches occasionally, preaching his fascination with exponential organisations. Other important interests include quantum physics (of course), philosophy, the science of yoga, as well as anthropology, psychology (including that edgy blend called transpersonal psychology).