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Being Human in a Technological Age

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29 Jan - 02 Feb - 08:45

Technology affects almost everything we do in our daily lives and it influences most of our plans for the future. Artificial intelligence, smartphones, crypto currencies, 3D printing, robotic surgery – it all entered our world recently but it impacts our personal and societal lives in rapid speed. Technologies take on more and more attributes that we used to think of as uniquely human: learning, action, reaction, reason, adaptation. In the light of the rapidly developing technology, the ancient question ‘What does it mean to be human?’ gains urgency. In this course we will explore questions like: How do we understand the role of technology in our lives? How can technology be of service to life in the 21st century? How do we protect our own and other’s freedom in the face of technological development? What does it mean to be human in a technological age?

Open Course 

“Being Human in a Technological Age” is an open course! It runs from Monday – Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm with a Fika (coffee break) in between.

Anyone can apply to participate by contacting

Places are filled on a first come first serve basis.


This year (2022-2023) YIP has limited capacity to house guests. Therefore we might have to ask you to arrange your own accommodation. Please be in touch with us as soon as possible to reserve a YIP guest room. If our guest room is not available we will bring you in contact with other guest accommodations on the campus.


YIP can provide you with breakfast supplies (coffee, tea, cereals, milk / oat milk, toast, butter, jam, peanut butter).

You are welcome to join for lunch (biodynamic vegetarian meal) and/or dinner (biodynamic vegetarian meal cooked by YIP participants).

Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya

Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya is a Physicist from Bangalore, India. He has a particular interest in Solar Energy, Goethean Phenomenology, and the development of modern technology. He has completed his undergraduate physics training from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and his PhD in Physics (Solar Energy) from the University of Houston (USA) in 2014. He is currently engaged …

Elias Romualdez

Elias Romualdez, born in the Philippines and based in Metro-Manila, is a facilitator of workshops that focus on processes of harnessing collective intelligence for social transformation, and is a strong advocate for humane technology. He currently does research around questions of how technology can empower us in becoming more connected with reality rather than detached, emphasising a possible path of …

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