Bartosz has a PhD in Quantum Physics but he switched careers mid-course and joined Microsoft to work on a Windows search engine. He then wrote a book on C++ and started his own software company. Curiosity led him to functional programming and Haskell and, eventually, to category theory. He is a very active blogger and educator, and his category theory series was published as a book, Category Theory for Programmers.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?