Ranga Yogeshwar at the Smart Business Day 2020.

Emil's world – an outlook into the future.

My grandson Emil was born in January 2020 and the chances are good that he will experience the 22nd century. This is how the future becomes concrete. In which world will Emil live? His generation is growing up with all kinds of new things that are taken for granted: speaking machines, artificial intelligence, a new medicine, but also with changes in social interaction. His world will be different from the "business as usual" of my generation. Emil's world will be the result of a global transformation and, I hope, his world will be a better one in the end! 

In his lecture, Ranga Yogeshwar, science journalist and author, will open his audience's eyes to the big picture and take them on a journey into a future whose shape can already be guessed but not really grasped. 

 

About the speaker.

Ranga Yogeshwar

Ranga Yogeshwar was born in Luxembourg in 1959, the son of an Indian engineer and a Luxembourg artist. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a degree in physics and in 1987 moved to Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne, where he was head of the science department. During his television work he designed and presented numerous television programs, including "Quarks&Co.", "Die Große Show der Naturwunder" and "Wissen vor Acht". Since 2008 Ranga Yogeshwar has been working as a freelance science journalist and author. He has received more than 60 awards, including honorary doctorates from the Universities of Wuppertal and Koblenz-Landau, an honorary professorship at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. The bestselling author and father of 4 children lives with his wife near Cologne.