The mission of the Future Congress 2023: to look for “the solutions of the future but with the feet present in today”


The Future Congress 2023 will be held between 16 and 21 January 2023, this time the central theme of the event is “Without Real Limit”. With more than 100 guests, together with the leading exponents of the country and the world, the challenges and opportunities represented by the virtuality of the Metaverse will be faced. There was the executive secretary of the Council of the Future, Carola Muñoz The Bank at La Clave talking about the challenges that the pandemic has introduced in relation to virtuality.

“During the pandemic we were all very connected and everything was done virtually. Talking about the metaverse and the parallel universe that we built in virtuality fell like a drawer and also all the implications that this reality disconnected from your normal life has on a daily basis. life and the relationships that we must have between human beings, in the end we were all eager to get out of virtuality and meet again,” said Muñoz.

Among the prominent novelties of the 2023 version is the return to face-to-face. The event will be held at the Teatro Oriente, located in the municipality of Providencia, an instance where there will be national and international exhibitors from various fields of knowledge, such as science, the humanities and the arts.

“We understand that there must be a super attractive motto, but also from there to make a descent of the reality of how we are today and what are the solutions we can have thinking about the future but with our feet present today,” he added. the executive secretary of the Future Council.

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In this sense, Carola Muñoz stressed that the talks are an invitation to reflect on various current concerns.

“Every day the program answers a particular question, so we have what inspires us, where we are, where we are, what we want and how we do it. The story of the program and the talks answer or try to raise concerns about these questions I mentioned earlier but we must also have the answers, we cannot expect a guru to come and stand in front of the stage and tell us what we are dealing with with a reality that is super different from the European and American one, that is why it is important that even in this program the number of Chilean men and women who will be featured in the program is highlighted,” said Muñoz.

In addition, he mentioned some of the guests who will be present in January 2023 at the Future Congress, including the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky, who invites questions about the role of science as an answer to all problems; the Nobel Peace Prize and the 2020 World Food Prize, Rattan Lal, who will speak on the challenges of environmentally responsible agriculture; bioethicist in technology and virtual health, Jodi Halpern; American sociologist and digital revolution specialist Shoshana Zuboff; the visionary of Artificial Intelligence applied to forensic analysis, Rita Singh; the computer scientist and philosopher, Yuk Hui; the academician and doctor, Víctor Montori; the doctor of philosophy, Francisco Martorell; marine biologist and National Geographic documentary maker Sylvia Earle.

Likewise, he announced that for the first time exhibitors will not only be in Santiago, but will travel to different regions of the country.

“I want to underline that there is a working group in the regions, we have been working for a year with the communities of the regions, the regional government and the universities to raise their issues and from there we send them the exhibitors of the Centro dei Congressi del Futuro” , said Carola Muñoz.

“International exhibitors will travel from Santiago to these different regions between January 16th and 21st, normally to regional capitals and just like in Santiago it’s also free, they have to search for their tickets or register depending on the whole region. The information I’m on the Future Congress page,” he concluded.

Tickets for all talks are free upon registration from the Future Congress website.

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