Heartland Podcast #46: Deborah Crowe & Fritz Henglein

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On last year’s Heartland, New Zealander and entrepreneur Deborah Crowe met with Danish professor of Computer Science Fritz Henglein. In front of a live audience in the festival’s Future Talks tent, the two participants discussed the future of Blockchain.

Deborah Crowe is an entrepreneur and founder of Isonomy that amongst other things develop technology to fight and prevent money laundering and terrorism. She knows a lot about Blockchain and has researched this in dept as a way to understand the future of trade and consumerism. And as a way to prepare the technology for the future.

Fritz Henglein is a professor of Copenhagen University and he studies logic, algorithms and semantics in programming languages. He has both studied and taught classes on Blockchain and he chairs several committees that deals with IT development and research.

In this conversation the two explain what Blockchain is – what can it already do and how are we going to use it in the future. The technology is eliminating the middleman in many aspects of society – like we have seen with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. They explain how Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize our society in the same way as the internet already has – and how it forces us to redefine what and how we trust and rely on different sections of society.

The conversation is moderated by tv-host and tech expert Nikolaj Sonne.

The conversation is a part of Heartland’s Future Talks, which is supported by Lundbeckfonden. These talks are created to invite scientists and theorists into the public conversation and make us all care and take an interest in the future.

We hope you’ll enjoy this episode of Heartland Podcast. 

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 Photo by Tobias Stæhr Jakobsen
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December 26, 2019