The speed of technological advancement has led to rapid globalization and the transformation of how people interact with the world. While technology has vastly improved digital connectivity and scientific breakthroughs, it has simultaneously created an illusion of the separate self, which in effect has been pushing our species and planet to the brink of collapse.
As Mo Gawdat emphasizes in his mission to make #OneBillionHappy, "1 of 4 people in the world is clinically depressed and teen suicide is at an all time high. Life expectancy is better, but we’ve never been unhappier". With technology such as AI, will the human race face extinction or evolve to peacefully co-exist with each other and the natural world? Is it possible to leverage exponential technology to advance happiness?
During this discussion moderated by Peace Accelerators co-founder Susanna Choe, we’ll be evaluating human evolution through the lens of the engineering, science and spirituality with Mo Gawdat, Anahita Mogdhaddam and Deepak Chopra.
About the Speakers:
Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P. is the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a clinical professor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of California, San Diego.
Mo Gawdat is the author of Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy, an international bestseller translated in 28 languages. After working for IBM and Microsoft, he landed a job at Google and helped start the platform in more than 50 emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. He then joined Google [x] as chief business officer and lived at the cutting edge of technology. He left Google [x] in February 2018 to dedicate the rest of his life and resources to his mission #onebillionhappy.
Anahita Moghaddam is the founder of Neural Beings, and a coach and speaker who’s rigorous and experiential methodology is rooted in the Eastern contemplative traditions, and continuously refined under the mentorship of leading scientists and academics in the fields of psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and biology.