Power and Peril in the Digital Age

The Royal Society of New South Wales and the Learned Academies Forum in Australia ran a forum entitled “Power & Peril in the Digital Age” on 4th and 5th November 2021.

A child is born 04.11.21… That child enters a complex digital world that brings both power and peril. Join us as we explore how technology, health, security and industry in a digital age will impact our child’s journey as he/she approaches 2030, 2040, 2050 and beyond.

Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist, used the fictional timeline of the 1960s “Jetsons” future family animated series to bring to life the timeline as the Jetsons was based in 2062 and as George Jetson, the father in the family would be born about now!

A talk by Dale Lambert, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia and someone we worked with via The Technical Cooperation Program on the Coalition Agents eXperiment (CoAX) 2000-2002

Day 2 went into more detail on aspects of the life f the child born on 4th November 2021…

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