01/10/2015 - 02/10/2015
6:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Before the first air flight, no one could believe it was even possible. In the next decades, technology will transform our lives and our society far more than we realise. Will it be for the better? Science journalist & author Mats Lewan has a knack for making complicated stuff easy to grasp and for showing opportunities where fears and doubts seem to reign. The changes ahead remain underestimated and hardly discussed by policy makers and industry leaders today. It’s the biggest shift ever and it’s time to talk about it.
While in Brussels, Mats Lewan also met with policy makers, experts and curious professionals for an informal lunch talk on the remarkable story of an almost impossible invention that could change the world: Cold Fusion. This unparalleled energy source promises inexpensive, clean, and virtually limitless energy. Yet, it is as promising as the concept has been controversial. A dividing force within the scientific community and the media, Cold Fusion captivates even the most skeptic out there. Too good to be true? Get in touch if you’d like to follow up.
Mats Lewan has been writing about technology and science for about two decades. His style is captivating and easy to follow even for the not technology savvies. For more than ten years, he has been reporting on technology for the leading Swedish technology magazine Ny Teknik, and he is also managing editor of the forward-looking digital magazine Next Magasin, focusing on the deep implications in people’s lives of accelerating technology development. Mats is committed to the issue of where our world is heading and how people and technology interact. Both as a speaker and writer, he identifies technology-driven social change that many sense but is often difficult to describe.
An Impossible Invention: The true story of the energy source that could change the world (2014).