Embrace the Future
Conference on August 27, 2017 at Staatsoperette Dresden
We embrace the future!
On the individual level, we are faced with an increasing number of options how to shape our lives.
As a society, we encounter a multipolar, globalized world where interests and privileges need to be shared better.
Technological progress seems to be a promise and a threat at the same time.
At TEDxDresden 2017, 15 speakers and robot Myon presented ways how we can "embrace" the challenges of the future. They inspired you with new technologies and innovative ideas so that you can apply them for yourself and for our society.The floating Trabi on the right-hand side symbolizes our motto "Embrace the Future" and stands for innovation and progress.
Get electrified by Ideas Worth Spreading!
Ten local projects and an audio-visual duo present their work
Showtime for inspiring projects from Dresden on the crane foyer in the foyer of the Staatsoperette Dresden. Among them where UNU-FLORES, the Dresden Institute of the United Nations University, as well as the city magazine Stadtluft Dresden.
Audiovisual artists of the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK) Dresden presented with DATATRANSFER an experimental installation. The Theremin, a peculiar electronic instrument of the 20th century, could also be tried out by the participants.
Last but not least…
We asked our participants "How do you Embrace the Future?" – Read a selection of their answers:
You gotta’ love the ride!
I plan to live on this planet for quite some time, and new ideas help to maintain this planet, even for our children.
It’s the choice of doing something good or change something for the better. Why not simply starting with good ideas, share your visions and take the steps at your own speed?
Mankind has excellent preconditions to make the world be a better place. Despite all critics, we’ve never had before so many people connecting and cooperating worldwide and we’ve never had that many technological opportunities to overcome the challenges of our future.
Ich hoffe, dass die Menschen endlich zur Vernunft kommen und in einer altruistisch-ökologischen Gesellschaftsform glücklich sein können.
I feel that people slightly become more open to changing their mind starting from the holistic approach of sharing knowledge on the Internet.
There’s no stronger force driving the world forward than the human race and we need to make sure that we’ll provide a brighter future, either by technology, education, medicine, poetry, art and so on.
Future brings hope that the best dreams will come true, and hope is the main power for innovation; because all the best possible ideas that are not discovered yet are there; and because future can be in many ways shaped by us – our actions, and our decisions, made right now.
The young people today, are the most privileged young people. They are the most powerful young people in the entire human history. … What are we going to use this power for?” If we don’t use this power, it would be a massive waste. Don’t make it happen. Become aware of our power and use that power.
Technology will become more sophisticated over time. Humanity as a whole thus has the possibility to use it to finally form a peaceful world. I want to bring the required technology forward and show other people a better philosophy for life.
We are responsible for our future!
Every moment happens on the edge of stepping into the future. With awareness imagination constantly blends into perception.
Life has so much to give. So many chances and moments to catch. Things to stand up for. To embrace a future you are proud to be a part of.
Sie besser wird als die Vergangenheit. Wir werden bald nur noch Elektroautos fahren, ein biblisches Alter erreichen und unser Sonnensystem bevölkern. Eine spannende Zukunft!
I think I can have a beautiful future. By study and work hard, I can do what I want.
I intend to live for another 60 – 70 years!
Innovationen helfen uns hoffentlich unseren Kindern einen besseren Planeten zu hinterlassen!
I love life, love the people around me, and I fill myself with hope for another interesting and beautiful day even though I know my life is not going to last forever…
Weil sie immer währt. Weil alle Menschen sie gemeinsam haben.