In its second century of publication, The Atlantic will host WHAT'S NEXT?, underwritten by and presented with Boeing on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. This unprecedented event will reflect the culmination of over a century of invention and exploration, and provide the opportunity to project what the next century may hold. WHAT'S NEXT? will convene visionaries to imagine the future and articulate the transformative ideas that will give it shape.
These advancements are transforming health, science, technology, and business - but that's not all they're doing. In the process they're achieving something greater, radically changing how people think about size, velocity, intelligence and connectivity.
WHAT'S NEXT? will explore the inventions that make day-to-day life better and - in the face of unprecedented challenges - make life possible, asking:
How will new scientific understanding alter the nature of the universe?
How will faster mobility impact the speed of life?
How will machine intelligence change what it means to be human?
How will increased connectivity shape global culture?
In short: WHAT'S NEXT?
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