This conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.
As we enter the coming age of universal automation, this conference seeks to spark a discussion among thought leaders, technologists, and social entrepreneurs about the replacement of human labor by artificial intelligence and robotics and what that might mean for the future of human welfare and labor opportunities. There is increasing debate regarding the possibility of a new underclass of 'zero economic citizens.' How shall we address these challenges? Does the answer lie in lowering the cost of living? Is it the Universal Basic Income? Or something else? What might be the role of technologies for geographic mobility, sustainability, and community platforms.
Along with keynote presentations and panel discussions, the conference will also feature a startup showcase and participatory world-building exercise.
*The below program is subject to change.
8:30-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:05-10:45 Keynote Presentations
Taizo Son (Mistletoe)
Sam Altman (Y Combinator)
Marina Gorbis (Institute for the future)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
12:30-13:00Mistletoe Fellows Program Announcement
14:00-15:15 Panel & Debate Sessions: Technology and Social Change in 2045
Cities of the Future: Removing Barriers to New Ideas with Innovation Districts and Regulatory Sandboxes
Moderator: Ashkan Soltani
Panelists: Taizo Son (Mistletoe)
Joe Quirk (Seasteading Institute)
Kaidi Ruusalepp (Funderbeam)
Neal Gorenflo (Sheareable)
The Autonomous Lifestyle: Can Tech-Enabled Mobility Improve Welfare and Opportunity?
Moderator: Kenji Kushida (Stanford University)
Panelists: Steve Cousins (Savioke)
Toshi Hoo (IFTF)
Mike Zuckerman (FreeSpace.Org)
Chuck Eesley (Stanford University)
Reimagining Social Entrepreneurship: Designing Collaboration and Community
Moderator: Ernestine Fu (Alsop Louie Partners)
Panelists: Daniel Goldman (Ignition Angels)
Betsy Neaumon (Benetech)
Luan Niu (Enviu)
15:30-17:30 Zero Economic Citizen in 2045: A World Building Exercise
17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks
17:35-18:35 Cocktail Reception