News from the IBE
The dystopian society portrayed in Ridley Scott’s film and its sequel sparked the discussion on the prophecies made in both films and the place of science in this regard in the programme Science at Christmas, which took place at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) on December the 13th.
Will there be robots and cyborgs like those in Blade Runner? Will artificial intelligence replace human capacities? Will it be possible to design artificial organs or extend human longevity? Will we be able to design technology similar to that shown in the imagined cities of 2049? Will we survive by means of ecosystem engineering? These are some of the questions a panel consisting of Ricard Solé, principal investigator of the IBE, Gemma Marfany, Àngel Raya and Manuel Moreno tried to answer in this event, organised every year by the IBE. This years session at the CCCB was organised within the “After the end of the world” exhibition of the CCCB.