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Keynote: The Invisible Future: New ways to feel, make & play

Prof. Dr. Emile Aarts, Vice President and Scientific Program Director at Philips Research Laboratories (NL)

Philips explores the unknown to create new technologies, promotes and demonstrates innovative concepts, translates global innovation trends, and creates and maintains an exciting environment to attract top international talent. Emile Aarts demonstrates how creative thinking is at the heart of the company’s success.


The PICNIC conference opened with some words of welcome by the two PICNIC co-founders, Bas Verhart and Marleen Stikker. Emile Aarts delivers a kenote address entitled The Invisible Future: New ways to feel, make & play.

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bregje van eekelen

Bregje van Eekelen
13 Sep 2007, 10:29

technological innovation that will happen

If you liked this talk be sure to take notice of Kurzweil's thoughts on the increasing speed of (technological) innovation and the effects on humanity. video:
But...the fact that things are technically possible doesn't mean they will necessarily happen.

Nils Rooijmans
26 Sep 2007, 14:46


Check the Dutch documentary (with plenty of English spoken - but understanding of Dutch and Indian language certainly helps...) about the introduction of the woodstove to the Indian market and an interview with economist C.K. Prahalad about the poor as a new market for multinationals
Tegenlicht: De laatste markt (the last market)

Bert Jaap van Oel
26 Sep 2007, 15:17
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