Susan Greenfield – Finding Humanity in a World of Technology

Kennedy Lecture Theatre
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

The Anne Frank Trust and the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents:

The Anne Frank Lecture 2012

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE – Finding Humanity in a World of Technology

Humans occupy more ecological niches than any other species on the planet because of our superlative ability, compared to other animals, to adapt to the environment. Since the 21st Century is delivering new technologies that are transforming our environment in unprecedented ways, it follows that the human brain, and thus our minds, could also be undergoing unprecedented changes. The current screen lifestyle is creating an environment that could change how we process information, the degree to which we take risks, how we socialise and empathise with others and even, how we view our own identity. But, at the same time, we also have unprecedented opportunities for shaping an environment to enable each individual to realise their full potential as never before.

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Welcome and Introduction by Gillian Walnes MBE (Executive Director and Co-Founder, Anne Frank Trust UK)

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Introduction to the lecture by Professor David S Latchman (Master of Birkbeck, University of London)

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Lecture

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Vote of Thanks by Professor Lord Bhiku Parekh

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