Future Crunch: how science and technology are changing your world for the better (Launceston)
February 11, 2015
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Fresh on Charles
178 Charles Street; LAUNCESTON
Recent breakthroughs in science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant, but because of our evolutionary hard-wiring most people focus overwhelmingly on negative trends rather than positive ones.
In this talk, Tane Hunter and Dr Angus Hervey, the co-founders of Future Crunch, will be looking at six key new technology trends – mobile communications, digital business, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy.
They’ll be pulling together, sifting through and identifying amazing stories about how these technologies are shaping the world of tomorrow, and showing how a better understanding of science is the most important tool people can have for the future.
If you’re interested in a fresh, intelligent and positive perspective on the world we live in, then come and join us.
This is an opportunity for people to connect, talk and be inspired to make the world a better place through science and technology.
Tickets are limited, so get in quickly if you want to be part of the audience! We’ll be continuing the conversation afterwards with complimentary canapés and a cash bar for libations.
Dr Angus Hervey
Angus is an economist, technology enthusiast and social innovation expert. He is the founder of Canopy, a technology services company for environmental organisations, and the community manager for Random Hacks of Kindness, one of Australia’s leading civic hackathons. He holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics, and is the former manager of Global Policy, one of the world’s leading international policy journals.
Tane is an expert in bioinformatics and genomics, and is currently working in the Statistics Department at the University of Melbourne on early detection tests for ovarian cancer and identifying genes that cause breast cancer. He is a former sommelier, US national mountain bike champion and an avid sailor, having sailed the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and across the South Pacific to New Zealand. He holds a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne.
Event audience: Everyone