Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 

16 - 17 April 2015 

The Hague, The Netherlands

Global Conference on CyberSpace 

16 - 17 April 2015

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The social impact of new cyber technologies

On April 16, 16.45-18.00, the social impact of new cyber technologies is discussed at the GCCS2015. A number of experts debates the influence of fascinating cyber innovations such as brain-computer interface applications, drones and 4D printing on our society. Inconvenient questions are asked, ethical dilemma’s are raised.

Let your mind be blown by a mind drone!

But it’s not just talk! Understanding  new technologies starts by experiencing them.  During the session a drone that can be controlled merely by thought is presented. The mind-drone is an impressive development, making science fiction a reality. The perks of this type of mind control mobility are countless. Just think of the impact on people with disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases. But who controls those controlling our thoughts?

Food for thought

While being a spectator or bystander to cyber technologies is fascinating, it does not contribute to guiding decisions or achieving desirable outcomes. At the GCCS new technologies are therefore discussed with a purpose.  As a participant it is not just about being amazed, it is about getting involved!  Want to know more? The GCCS just released an inspirational food for thought paper on the social impact of new cyber technologies.