Rob is an ex-enterprise .NET consultant and has the scars to show for it. For the last four years, however, he has been working with a small (distributed) remote team as a full-time Erlang+Elm developer in the media streaming industry. Primarily residing in Glasgow and trying to resist the temptation to live on a diet of deep fried mars bars and whisky, he has over the last couple of years also become a part-time barista and has even competed in several national coffee competitions. Most notably he came 2nd in the Scottish Aeropress championships and last in the coffee cocktail competition after spilling cream over the stage and almost setting the judges' hair on fire.
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?