Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr's Thoughts
The University of Copenhagen gathered international researchers and decision-makers to explore how open access to information and scientific cooperation can help us manage global problems. The conference focused on contemporary challenges in bioethics, economics, politics, climate, warfare and information technology. We ask:
• Is open access to information the answer to challenges from new technologies?
• What initiatives can improve the relationship between science and politics?
The action - a new open letter
In 1950 Niels Bohr wrote an open letter to the UN in which he urged world leaders to address the challenges of new technologies. His ideal was “an open world” with free sharing of knowledge and international co-operation. The conference reinvigorates Bohr’s vision, and concluded by writing a new open letter to the people of the world.
We expect to upload the final version of the new open letter to the people of the world on our website within a week or two.
The live stream and the conference has ended. Within a few weeks you will be able to see all the plenary sessions on youtube.
We hope that you will continue to attend our website and participate with your thoughts on openness at theopenopenletter.org
See you at the next Open World conference in Brazil, 2016.