The future won’t just be a more modern version of today’s reality, it’ll be sci-fi on steroids.


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Firstly, thanks to Joni and Tanya and the wonderful team at Samsung for inviting me to give the keynote at their launch event held in the fabulous Samsung KX facility in London where again, three years on from my last visit there, we talked about Life: 2069 which would Samsung’s centennial year and a hundred years on from the development if its first “televisor.”


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During the session, which was filmed at Samsung KX and then streamed to audiences across Europe and North America because of COVID restrictions, I delved into the future of what I regard to be the foundational technologies of our time – Artificial Intelligence (AI), communications, computing, electronics, energy, and others, and then discussed the future of entertainment, where we move way beyond AI’s creating Synthetic Content, and the future of food and healthcare, and life at the age of 150.


Rewind and replay the keynote!

When you look at today’s world don’t let it be lost on you that we already live in an age that our ancestors would regard as sci-fi – if they knew what sci-fi was. And, as we fast forwards into the future we’ll be in the same position using technologies, such as DNA based AI’s and biological computers, that we all once thought of as sci-fi, but that all of which are already here.


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In fact, while I hope you enjoy the keynote, the oddest thing about it is that nothing I talked about is sci-fi … we’ve already built them all. Enjoy!

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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