Developments in many branches of science and technology can change our lives. Advances in areas such as Information Technology and The Human Genome Project will affect the future, particularly of third-agers.
The “Understanding Tomorrow’s World” Study Day will be led by Dr. Alex McMinn and will present the U3A programme of research (see https://aou3autw.wordpress.com/). U3A members who have led areas of research such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the human genome project, driverless cars and the internet of things will describe their research, their findings and the relevance to third-agers. We will consider the ethical implications of our findings and their relevance to U3A groups concerned with philosophy, topical discussion and religion. We will identify suggestions for other streams of research not yet covered by the project.
This study day is for any U3A member who wants to learn more about new developments in science and technology and how they will change our lives. The events will be held from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday 18th January 2017 in Warrington and from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017 in Lancaster.