emphasizes four concurrent themes (Science, Technology,
Business, and Humanism) on the accelerating rate
of change. These themes are explored sequentially in three main
conference sections (Analysis, Speculation, and
paradigms of the future that provide insight into the nature and
measurement of accelerating change, in the technologies that we
use today, and in universal history.
technologies that increase in speed, productivity, and efficiency;
understanding the increasing intelligence and autonomy (human-independence)
of specific technological systems; and considering scenarios for
technology's development in the coming decades.
best-in-class strategies and models for guiding the accelerating
rate of change across the enterprise; identifying business entities
and environments (markets, sectors, networks, databases, platforms)
that are undergoing computationally-driven change. Understanding
the interplay between business cycles and technological innovation.
the personal, social, and political impacts of accelerating technological
change; monitoring emerging risks and benefits; and seeking diverse
opinions on how to chart humane courses in a world of powerful,