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Next generation technology and the next 600 years

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"On the morning of Saturday 14 September, the University hosted three open forum discussions (Masterminds) to debate pressing contemporary issues and concerns for the future. Contributors came from a range of disciplines, representing both the Arts and Sciences, and the University drew on internal strengths and external expertise to address each topic". I spoke in a session entitled: The World our Grandchildren will Inherit: Global Health, Sustainability and Next Generation Technology.

The Chair was Professor Candace Currie OBE from the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews and the speakers included. Professor Sissela Bok, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies at Harvard UniversityProfessor Stephen Gillespie, Sir James Black Chair of Medicine and Director of Research at the University of St AndrewsThe Rt Hon The Lord Patel KT MBChB (St Andrews) FMedSci FRSE FRCOG, Chancellor of the University of Dundee, member of t…