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Technology and Society, Friday 10 November, 2pm to 4pm, An Lochran, Inverness

Scotland’s Futures Forum’s investigation into Scotland’s culture and society in the future continues with our first event in the programme away from the Parliament: Rt Hon Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer and Futures Forum director, will lead a discussion on the big changes on their way in technology and society and how Scotland could and should respond.

Minecraft developer, chair of Entrepreneurial Scotland and Royal Society of Edinburgh fellow Chris van der Kuyl will give his expert view on what technology is emerging and where it might take us. He'll be joined by former Futures Forum director and Highlands and Islands MSP Maree Todd, who'll provide her reflections on what this might mean for people in her region, and Nicola Martin from the University of Stirling, who'll provide insight into the historical role of technology in our society based on her work as a Futures Fellow with Scotland's Futures Forum.

After the event, participants will have an opportunity to feed in their views of Scotland's long-term future and how technology might affect our lives.

Chris van der Kuyl FRSE Maree Todd MSP

Above: Chris van der Kuyl and Maree Todd MSP. Below: Nicola Martin and Ken Macintosh MSP

Nicola Martin Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP

We are holding this event in conjunction with our partners at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. For more information and to book a free ticket visit:

Scotland 2030 The Royal Society of Edinburgh