Renowned Hacker, Inventor and Futurist Pablos Holman Joins Congress ’23 Seattle Line-Up

September 7, 2023

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The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is thrilled to announce that Pablos Holman—a leading futurist, inventor and visionary thinker—will deliver a thought-provoking and enlightening keynote address at the highly anticipated Congress ’23, taking place November 28 to December 1 in Seattle, Washington, with host sponsor National Geographic. Holman’s dynamic communication style, coupled with his passion and enthusiasm, is certain to engage and leave a lasting impact on Congress attendees. The dynamic four-day event will gather professionals, content creators, and thought leaders from around the world to exchange ideas, forge connections, and explore the evolving landscape of science and factual storytelling.

Pablos Holman's extensive career in pioneering innovation and fostering disruptive technology has earned him a reputation as one of the most revolutionary minds of our time. With an illustrious background in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to robotics and renewable energy, Holman's insights promise to inspire and challenge attendees at Congress ‘23. Holman will delve deep into the superpowers of technology to solve human’s biggest challenges in his mind-bending Spark of Inspiration: From Science Fiction to Fact keynote address to delegates.

"We are honored to have Pablos Holman as a keynote speaker for Congress ‘23," said Paul Lewis, WCSFP’s Conference Director. "Holman is a true disruptor—offering a unique perspective on the intersection of science, technology, and creativity—with a vision that aligns and resonates with the core values of our Congress. We are excited to hear him speak on the profound influence of AI on science and factual storytelling. Holman’s address promises to provide attendees with valuable insights and stimulate meaningful discussions about the future of factual content creation."

Pablos Holman, known for his captivating talks and forward-looking ideas, has been a key figure in numerous ground-breaking projects that have reshaped industries and pushed the boundaries of innovation. Some of these projects include cryptocurrency in the 1990s; AI for stock market trading; building spaceships at Blue Origin for Jeff Bezos; the world’s smallest PC and 3D printers at Makerbot. Holman also helped start the Intellectual Ventures Lab for Nathan Myhrvold to support a wide range of invention projects, including a brain surgery tool; a machine to suppress hurricanes; a nuclear reactor powered by nuclear waste; and a machine that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers - part of an impact invention effort to eradicate malaria with Bill Gates.

He has spoken at Stanford, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Microsoft CEO Summit, The FORTUNE CEO Summit, the CIA, Google Zeitgeist, The Milken Global Conference, and to many of the top tech companies and conferences in the world. His TED Talks have over 30 million views. Currently, Holman is a venture capitalist at Deep Future backing ground-breaking scientists, rogue inventors, hackers & maverick entrepreneurs who are implementing science fiction, solving big problems and helping our species become better ancestors.

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