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What positive views, “energies” and values could be the contributing forces to a cultural transition thanks to which technology does not become over-bearing and all-defining?

Stephen Hawking and others have warned against the hurried advance of artificial intelligence (AI). What are the potential risks and how can we individually and as a society try to manage them?

What kind of cultural activities do you personally enjoy? E.g. singing, painting, playing an instrument, dancing, fashion, cooking, spiritual/religious practices, politics, community work, reading, etc. What aspects do you enjoy particularly and why?

What kind of ethical questions do you think need to be considered in the context of our growing ability to manipulate the genetic make-up of life-forms in general and our own human genetic make-up in particular? E.g. sanctity of life, or the golden rule?

Prenatal diagnostics is a prominent example of how the technologies we create need to be embedded in our values and beliefs. The more human conditions and traits we can discern in an embryo, the more we become our own “natural selector”, increasingly influencing our own evolution. Is the question of abortion entirely a private one? Are we capable of taking on so much responsibility? What kind of principles could help create an ethical framework for these tools?

When you look at a clear night sky and see all the stars – what thoughts and feelings do the impressions of this vastness trigger in you? Doe they influence your world views?

Do communication technologies make you connect more or less with family and friends?
What are the differences in quality of communication when connecting through these tools compared to real life contact? Do these differences influence your communication behavior, e.g., that you communicate some things only face-to-face, and other things only via text, email?

What do you think of the outlook that robots may take care of humans in hospitals or nursing homes? If you think robots could take on certain tasks, do you think that other tasks should be off-limits for robots? Which tasks would those be?

How do online course-work and online-degrees change the learning experience? How important are face-to-face interactions between students and professor and amongst students for our learning? What gets lost when we don’t have these direct interactions?

In what ways are technological innovations in warfare influencing the democracies we live in? For instance, how has drone warfare influenced democratic oversight? How can this development be counterbalanced? Does policy / democracy still have an influence?