As technology – especially the Internet and Web 2.0 applications / services such as the plethora of Social Media options – advances our lives become both more interconnected and less so at the same time. We’re also more and more inundated with data that we must either ignore or convert into information.
This is changing people’s lives in very profound ways. The entire concept of social and professional interaction has been radically changed / expanded by the 21st century’s rapid-fire advances in communication methodologies.
Many people do not know how to use and/or balance their lives against the new technologies. Many of the older generations are distrustful of the new paradigm, and many of the younger generations are so trusting of it and inundated by it that they use it without thought or conscious direction – perhaps to their and society’s detriment.
Some technology leaders and social scientists have noticed this and desire to take steps to correct these problems. Hence the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 Summit in Silicon Valley, CA at the end of April, 2010.
The Wisdom 2.0 conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together people from a variety of disciplines, including technology leaders, Zen teachers, neuroscientists, and academics to explore how we can live with deeper meaning and wisdom in our technology-rich age.
The great challenge of our age is not only to live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. The conference was developed to explore this and related issues.
The conference is for people who want to say yes to a connected life, and also yes to meaningful and effective one. If you are interested in the potential of technology, and wish to engage with it wisely, the Wisdom 2.0 conference may be right for you.
The first two days will include speakers, panels, and short presentations. The third day is devoted to a participant-directed unconference to explore specific subjects of interest. More information is below or click here to register.
They have an interesting mix of speakers for the event, which they describe as an “unconference.” Many business and technology leaders will be present, along with others who are more focused on how people live their lives and why they do so in the way in which they do.
Wisom 2.0 Summit Speakers
The event begins at 1pm on Friday April 30th, and runs all day Saturday. There is also a participant-directed “unconfernce” day on Sunday, May 2nd. It will be held at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA.