NOVEMBER 24, 2011
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “GLOBAL FUTURE – 2045” (GF 2045)


“Russia 2045,” a global social initiative based in Moscow, together with the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, are pleased to announce that on February 17-20 the International Conference “Global Future – 2045” will be held in the conference hall of the Radisson-Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow.

 

The goals of the Congress are as follows:

-  Discussion and demonstration of the newest developments in the fields of cognitive sciences, robotics, and modeling of living systems;

-  Evaluation the potential for transforming planetary civilization in light of the rapid pace of technological development;

-  Discussion of possible scenarios for the development of civilization in the context of new concepts regarding universal history, or “Big History”;

-  Discussion of strategic problems arising in a dynamically changing world and the potential for the appearance of a global or cosmic mode of thinking.

Program participants and members of the Organizing Committee of the Congress will comprise world leading physicists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, philosophers as well as specialists in the fields of Big History, robotics, brain-computer interfaces, neurosciences and space technology from Russia, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and other countries.

The Congress will also host an Investment Forum, where business leaders can learn about technology projects related to the topics under discussion.

The three-day event will conclude with an expert roundtable discussion, summary remarks, and the finalization of a resolution to be sent to the UN for evaluation and acknowledgment of the significance of the initiatives undertaken.  

 

Dmitry Itskov, GF2045 General Chair and Founder of the global social initiative “Russia 2045”:  
“We are confident that the Congress will prove an event of worldwide significance, the primary laboratory for formulating a global understanding of the events and processes critical to the uninterrupted development of human civilization. In light of the series of crises plaguing us today, our work is more relevant than ever. The Congress will become not only a discussion forum but a place where politicians, businessmen and the larger community can acquaint themselves with cutting-edge technological breakthroughs.”   

 

Akop Nazaretyan, Co-Chairman of the GF2045 Organizing Committee, Professor, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal “Historical Psychology and the Sociology of History”: 
“Mutually independent assessments are predicting that in the middle of the XXI Century we can expect powerful polifurcation, comparable in significance to the appearance of life on Earth. Either a colossal breakthrough or a headlong collapse awaits us. You and I exist right now thanks to previous generations’ success in overcoming a range of dangerous global crises and transitional periods. Today, only the intensive development of new technologies has the power to save humankind from biological degeneration brought on by unprecedentedly high standards of living. These new technologies, however, are accompanied by new global threats. Our hypothesis, based on systematically drawn conclusions, is that a process of natural selection among planetary civilizations is occurring in the universe, based on a civilization’s ability to cope with technological progress. Whether the civilization of Earth will be left behind or join the ranks of those breaking through to a cosmic level of evolution – this is the critical question for the coming decades.”

 

The Global Social Initiative “Russia 2045”

was founded by Dmitry Itskov, President of the media holding “New Media Stars,” in February 2011 with cooperation from leading Russian specialists in the fields of neuro-interfaces and synthetic “biological” organs and systems.

The Initiative’s main goals are

-  the creation of a new conceptual framework for the development of humankind that answers the challenges facing civilization on a global level;

-  making the radical extension of human lifespan a reality with the use of cybernetic technology;

-  the formation of a culture that promotes technological progress.

“Russia 2045” plans to found an international research center where leading scientists can work on the creation of cybernetic technologies for radically extending the lifespan of the individual.

 

The Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences


An authoritative academic organization working at the vanguard of a new direction in scholarly thought – the so-called “Mega History” (or “Big” or “Universal” history), the aim of which is

-  to create an integrated model of the past, including the core processes in the evolution of the universe, the Earth, biological phenomena, and material and spiritual culture;

-  to forecast social developments on both a regional and global scale with the use of complex interdisciplinary approaches. 

 

The Conference Program:

1. Technological Progress in the Foreseeable Future. The Convergence of NBIC and GNR. Preconditions for the Scientific-technological Revolution.

2. Universal History as an Instrument for Creating Prognostic Models. Methods for Making Global Prognoses.

3. Probable Future Scenarios. The Snooks-Panov Vertical and Other Possibilities. The development of world civilization: catastrophe or perseveration? Does Earth-based civilization have a future in space?

4. Psychological Assessment of the Stability of Planetary Civilization. Modes of Future Thought: Can strategic concepts move beyond ideology?

●  Instruments of Psychological Transformation in Traditional Cultures. 

●  Political Ideologies and “Global Thought”

●  Can there be a Synthesis of Scientific Theories and Spiritual Traditions?     

5. Strategy “2045” – A New Vector in the Evolution of Humankind in the Third Millennium.

 

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For comments, please contact Congress press secretary Vladislav Obushinsky (cell: +7 (909) 999-25-41; e-mail: press-obushinsky@2045.ru)

 

For information about participating, please contact Ekaterina Tvorogova, Deputy-Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee (cell: +7 (916) 633-03-53; e-mail: katerina-tvorogova@2045.ru)

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