For most people XXI century seems to be the beginning of Prosperity era. Humanity enters the era of global changes, connected with development of exponential technologies, which bring their income in all spheres of science and technique. Over past 15 years have been made more scientific discoveries than over past Millennium. Exponential technologies are defined by an exponential growth curve and lead to a radical transformation of the world order in the future.
The main topic of Exponential future symposium is the development of exponential technologies (especially AI and Anti-Aging technologies) and associated existential risks.
Nevertheless, the appearance and development of disruptive technologies bears not only opportunities but also risks for Humanity. Consequences of scientific progress are unpredictable and can carry both positive and negative impact. The appearance of new technologies changes social, political and economic situation and, for instance, can cause global unemployment and disappearance of social elevators.