What does it mean to ‘live smart’ in a world where there are more connected devices than people, yet natural resources are increasingly scarce? Where intelligent systems are fast replacing traditional jobs but there are 650,000 AirBnB landlords in 191 countries? Where a data trail arises from virtually every human interaction but data ownership is rarely discussed or understood? Smart Living will explore how digital technology is impacting on all aspects of our day-to-day life, from health to wealth; employment and skills to home, family and leisure.
Some of the key SMART LIVING questions that could be explored across the Venturefest programme include:Whose data is it anyway?
- Can the shared economy also be a fair economy?
- What will we count when we’re bored of counting our steps?
- Is online gaming a valuable work skill?
- Will conversational interfaces replace the need for screens?
- Is smart living going to reduce climate change?
- Do I want a robot helper when I am old?
- Are smart cities more sociable?
- How do we teach technical skills for technology that doesn’t exist yet? And who should pay?