New Exhibition: Future Human - How Far Will You Go?
Future Human – How Far Will You Go? transports you to a near future. Experiment with six emerging technologies that promises to change your life. The question is: How far will you go?
Right now, artificial intelligence is rapidly turning the world upside down. But there are more technologies on the horizon with the power to change your life.
Are you feeling depressed? Fix it with a brain implant! Have you lost your beloved pet? Why not clone it? Don’t trust your new partner? Test them with emotion-sensing technology!
Soon you’ll be able to do it! But would you want to?
Future Human – How Far Will You Go? zooms in on six technologies that are expected to have a significant impact on our lives in the next 10-15 years.
New technology brings new possibilities and also raises ethical considerations. In the exhibition you’ll gain insights into exciting new technologies while being challenged to consider where your own personal limits lie.
Future Human – How Far Will You Go? was developed in collaboration with the Danish Council on Ethics.
The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce children and young people to a range of technologies currently undergoing rapid development – and in general to strengthen their ability to take ethical positions on new technology.
New technologies give us new possibilities at a pace where legislation and common norms are often lagging behind. That’s why it’s incredibly important for children and young people to develop an ethical compass to navigate new technologies.
And that’s exactly what you can practice in Future Human – How Far Will You Go?
In the interactive exhibition, you can experiment and learn about the six technologies: cloning, brain implants, genetic manipulation, deepfake, emotion-sensing technology, and cosmetic technology.
You bring your ethical considerations to life as “Tech Stories,” resembling social media stories, on the exhibition’s giant “mobile phones,”. Here you express your thoughts through photos, emojis, and statements.
Clone your pet: The veterinarian has just put down your dog because it was sick. You’ve lost your best friend and now you’re terribly sad! But luckily, you can clone your dog. See how many doggy clones you can create before the timer runs out and consider whether avoiding grief is worth it?
Power up the brain: Your best friend is sick. He has depression, and it makes him anxious, unmotivated, and pessimistic. But luckily, a brain implant can give him a zest for life again! Try introducing an implant into the brain and consider if an implant is worth the risk of changing your friend’s personality.
Clip a new heart: You have a weak heart and urgently need a heart transplant. Fortunately, you can get a new heart from a genetically modified pig. Try genetically modifying a pig’s heart to remove all the pig DNA that your body can’t tolerate and consider how you would feel about having something from an animal living inside your body?
Fix your appearance: You don’t like your looks very much. Your nose, the eyes – everything is just wrong. But luckily, you can easily and affordably fix it all with stem cells, gel, Botox, and lasers. Experiment with your appearance on the interactive operating table and consider whether cosmetic technology is truly the way forward for you.
Monitor your love: You want a partner, but you are afraid to be hurt. Luckily, you can check if your date is telling the truth about their feelings with technology. In the dating salon, a computer can uncover what you and your date feel for each other, and meanwhile, you can consider whether the uncertainty is best removed or just a natural part of falling in love.
Fake your life: Your life looks so dull on social media. Fortunately, you can quickly and easily spice it all up with deepfake technology. Try manipulating photos to make yourself look cool and brave – and consider if it’s just an innocent white lie or if you’re heading down a slippery slope.