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Secret Boat Talk | Tech and the Future of Health

Secret Boat Talk | Tech and the Future of Health

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  • Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
Gemma is a Tech and Science Journalist writing for The Guardian, covering science, tech, culture and politics. She is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt - connecting innovators... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water.

On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; to learn about a fascinating subject and challenge your perspectives.

Note that your ticket includes a £5 book voucher - so you can browse the book boat's collection of classics, cult, contemporary fiction, children's books, art and photography, plus some quirky stuff that you would never think to look for.

The Talk: Tech and the Future of Health

From robot surgeons and digital doctors to curing cancer and ending aging, the future of health has never looked brighter. Companies large and small, along with governments and universities, are creating unbelievable solutions to some of the most pressing needs in human health, meaning we can look forward to a world in which both mental and physical health is better than ever before.

But with technological innovation comes questions of ethics, privacy, and what it means to be human - questions which we as a society haven't quite come to an agreement on yet. So let's dive into the world of the Future of Health - taking a look at what technology and science are bringing us, both the 'incredible' and the 'to be decided'...

Gemma Milne is a Tech and Science Journalist writing for The Guardian, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics. She is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt - an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. They focus on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research. Gemma is an International speaker and presenter having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx.

Venue: Word on the Water, King's Cross

Doors: 6:30pm / Talk starts: 7.00pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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This talk is part of the LDN Talks series - is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a LDN Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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Secret Boat Talks are a new series of intellectual talks at London's famous floating book boat, Word on the Water. On this cozy 100-year-old Dutch barge on Regent's Canal, you will sit next to a wood-burning stove with other curious Londoners; t... Read More
Experience includes:
  • £5 voucher for a book
  • Explore insights from prominent journalist 
  • Fascinating lecture
  • Cozy boat venue
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