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July 10, 2018

IFA 2018: Man and machine - united at IFA+ Summit 2018

IFA 2018: Man and machine - united at IFA+ Summit 2018

She implanted an earthquake sensor into her foot. He wants to create the first independent virtual organism: Moon Ribas and Stephen D. Larson push the boundaries between man and machine - at the IFA+ Summit 2018 on September 2 and 3, they are two of the top speakers.

Berlin, 10 July 2018 - Cyborgs are no longer abstract fantasies - it has long been possible to integrate microcomputers into human beings. Moon Ribas (CYBORG ARTS) is an artist from Spain who feels in her foot when the earth trembles somewhere in the world thanks to an implant. In disasters, she feels connected to people tens of thousands of kilometers away. She calls it an "additional sense" - and a proof that we are able to massively expand our sensory possibilities.

Stephen D. Larson is not working on expanding his own abilities - but those of the digital. His OpenWorm project is an open code on the web that programmers from all over the world are working on. "Modeling a simple, functioning nervous system enables us to understand complex processes in the human brain."

Ideas like Ribas' and Larson's may sound like science fiction at first - but chances are that in just a few years they could turn out to be trend-setting. IFA+ Summit participants are there right from the start. Tickets for the IFA think tank are available at www.ifaplussummit.com for 599 euros.

IFA+ Summit visitors experience the IFA as a VIP: Admission for all days by Fast Lane, shuttle service (Tegel Airport to IFA and on the fairground), access to Trade Visitor Breakfast, IFA Trade Visitor Lounge Meetings, IFA Global Markets (also including shuttle) and ALL YOU CAN MEET goes IFA.

Other confirmed speakers: Garry Kasparov, ex-chess world champion, on Artificial Intelligence. Uma Subramanian, CEO of Airbus company Voom, on new urban mobility with helicopters on demand. Jens Lambrecht, founder of the Berlin-based start-up GESTALT Robotics, on the humanization of robots. More participating leading tech experts will be announced shortly.

The IFA+ Summit will take place on 2 and 3 September 2018 at the IFA exhibition grounds in GRAND THEATER in Hall 26b.

Since 2014, the IFA+ Summit has been regarded as the think tank of the IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer and home electronics, and is organised by gfu and Messe Berlin. In 2017 he registered more than 500 participants from 32 countries and over 50 speakers. The two-day IFA+ Summit is part of the IFA NEXT Innovation Forum: www.ifaplussummit.com.

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