Integrating technologies is a long time theme for Enno’s efforts in systems engineering. He’s been working on the JVM since it came around, and followed the Scala language since its birth in Lausanne. He leads the Alpakka project at Lightbend building a Reactive Enterprise Integration library for Java and Scala, based on Reactive Streams and Akka. Enno is a Swede by choice and enjoys all kinds of boat sports with his family.
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?