Multi-award-winning scientific futurist Dr. Catherine Ball presents insights into how technology and science are providing answers to many of the challenges the world is facing today—food shortages, war and conflict, the decline in local manufacturing, health and ageing, and global warming—and asks why we are not embracing these technologies mo.re widely.
The answer in many cases is, ‘Because we don’t know about them!’ Well, now we do. Dr Catherine opens our eyes to the amazing, wide world of technological advancements and explores the role we all have in learning more, owning the conversations, and determining what we want technology to be.
What is the role AI can play in the resurgence of local manufacturing and creating new jobs? Can we vaccinate against cancer? How can drones save lives and assist Mother Nature in her fight to stop humans destroying our beloved planet? And how can we utilise the best modern technologies to live longer, healthier, and happier lives? Written with wit, tenacity, and deeply personal experiences, Converge offers an optimistic, in-depth, and fascinating investigation into the possibilities of a world where humans fully embrace technology.
About the Author
Dr Catherine Ball is one of Australia’s leading scientific futurists and tech influencers. For years she has wowed audiences, boardrooms, university students, and thousands of online followers with her vision for the future. She is global visioneer to XPRIZE, an advisor to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and an Associate Professor at the Australian National University, as well as a globally award-winning leader in the drone industry and a sought-after public speaker and consultant in the tech, startup, and futurist worlds.
"Who better to predict our future than someone inventing it? Dr Catherine Ball, futurist, tech influencer, diversity champion, drone expert, associate professor and author takes you on a whistle stop tour of the technologies changing our lives. Covering everything from AI to genetic engineering, Catherine provides an optimistic view of how we can all get back in the driver's seat." —Toby Walsh, world leading researcher in artificial intelligence and author of Machines Behaving Badly