Is technology harmful?

  • Talks & Workshops
  • The impact of new tech on our professional and personal lives requires no lengthy introduction. A lot has already been written about the subject. The news is peppered with scandals or announcements of the launch of new services that may change the world.

    There’s nothing Manichaeistic about Web2day – we invite you to come and listen to the different professional points of view on this industrial revolution that inspires both hope and/or anxiety for the future.

    Start-uppers, philosophers, designers, developers, hackers and researchers will compare their visions and illustrate the best (and the worst) that tech has to offer and will question the significance we give it.

    Why do we become entrepreneurs? Is technology a bad thing? What is our responsibility as professionals who create and use tech? Is there a utopia for startups? Will AI be granted legal person status? Is digital sexist? Who killed Kenned…. sorry, I’m getting carried away.

    It’s a big program. So we decided to give you a few tips on the conferences that you can go to see if you want to rack your brains, launch a new startup, reassure yourself over the path you have chosen, or if you want us to make you want to pack it all in to go and raise llamas in the Highlands.

    So, let’s go! Things get off to busy start from the first morning:

    <<<Wednesday 13 June at 9:35 in the MAXI>>>
    UTOPIE NUMÉRIQUE. TRANSHUMANISME OU HYPERHUMANISME, MYTHES, ILLUSIONS ET DIVERSIONS

    -With Sandrine Roudaut cofounder @Alternité –

    <<<Wednesday 13 June at 10:05 in the MAXI>>>
    HOMO DEUS OU LE SYNDROME PETER PAN

    -With Jean-Christophe Bonis founder @Oxymoron.inc-

    Then we’ll go outside to the chapitalk:

    -With Gael Musquet founder @Cxlinks-

    <<<Wednesday 13 June at 6:20 pm in the CHAPITALK>>>
    SEXTECH FOR BETTER

    -With Christel Lecoq founder @Sextech for better-

    Then we’ll come back to a very pragmatic debate over the issues and possible pitfalls of micro-tasking and micro-testing and how to avoid a Germinal 3.0:

    <<<Wednesday 14 June at 09:45 in the MICRO>>>
    COMMENT LE NUMÉRIQUE PEUT ET DOIT ÊTRE UN FACTEUR D’INCLUSION PROFESSIONNELLE, TOUT EN RÉPONDANT AUX NOUVEAUX ENJEUX DE RECRUTEMENT/WORKFORCE DES ENTREPRISES.

    -With Angelina LAMY General Delegate Foundation @Accenture// Jean-Christophe ARNAUNE Director @Acces, Inclusive Tech/Elodie SALIN Director Training, Engineering & Partnerships @Simplon
    If you want to participate in a big session in English with brilliant minds from across the Atlantic:

    <<<Wednesday 15 June at 09:40 in the MAXI>>>>
    >> IS 2018 THE BEST OR WORST YEAR FOR TECH / WHAT IS POSITIVE TECHNOLOGY ?  suivie de IS TECH RUINING OUR LIVES ?

    -With Max LEROY, Product Lead @Meetup / Alex GLASS Business Strategy Lead @Meetup / Zack PRAGER co-founder & Developer @Ransomly.inc & Carolyn MANNING VP Brand and Community @Meetup-

    This list is not exhaustive and many other conferences will also focus on these topics. The whole program is there for you to pick and choose from.