What’s Session Zero? It’s the first-ever special teaser session of a TED Conference! Ten days from now, on August 1, TEDMonterey kicks off in Monterey, California. More than a year of planning for TED’s first in-person conference since 2019 resulted in some forward-thinking, including recording talks from amazing speakers around the world, just in case […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Chen Qiufan's works include Waste Tide, one of The Guardian's best science fiction books of 2019 and a Locus Awards Best New Novel finalist, and AI 2041, coauthored with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, the author of AI Superpowers. He's also the founder of Thema Mundi, a creative studio based in Shanghai.
Qiufan believes that speculative narratives will be a powerful tool to reveal and explore problems like climate change, sustainability, cultural and biological diversity, and the rights and obligations we owe to others. His unique voice connects and inspires younger generations to realize the urgency of change and the need to create a better future.