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Science for Society - The price of technological progress (17th November)



Science for Society - The price of technological progress (17th November)

The Scientific Office of the Italian Embassy in London is delighted to present on Tuesday November 17th the 7th Science for Society event titled “The price of technological progress", organised in collaboration with Zadig, on the occasion of the 3rd Italian Research Day in the World 2020.

The webinar will be opened by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Kingdom Raffaele Trombetta.

The speakers are the epidemiologist Paolo Vineis (Imperial College London), the physicist Roberto Cingolani (Leonardo Company) and the journalist Luca Carra (Scienza in Rete), who are the authors of the book “Prevenire. Manifesto per una tecnopolitica” (Einaudi, 2020).

The technical progress that has developed alongside our civilisation for over ten thousand years has improved our quality of life, given us hope, and turned Homo sapiens into the dominant species on the planet. But now the bill has arrived in the form of three debts: socioeconomic (in the form of inequality), environmental (climate change, pollution, reduction of biodiversity) and cognitive (the aspects of the modern infosphere). The coronavirus pandemic is one aspect of these debts that we are seeing develop in real time. The book puts forward a number of proposals to repay the debts, through policies designed to systematically reduce inequality, new social and technological practices that activate both environmental and health, and promotion of an "ecology of the mind" that makes public communication systems more fair and sustainable.

The event will take place in webinar format on 17 November 2020 at 6pm GMT.

To attend you need to pre-register HERE.