BBC Scotland Learning and the Glasgow Science Centre invite you to take part in a day of talks and activities to look at the future. There will be a live talk by Scotland’s leading scientists talking about robots, climate and health at the Science Centre on 8 May.

Dallas Campbell will host the event as he speaks to Prof Sethu Vijayakumar, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and a Judge on Robot Wars, Prof Lesley Yellowlees, who was the first ever female President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and geneticist Prof Kevin O’Dell from Glasgow University.

 

Challenge

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event. We still want you to take part. The talk will be live and the other speakers will be online to give you inspiration about your life in the future.

We want you to think about what job you will you be doing - or will you have lots of jobs?

How will you get about? Drones? Electric cars? Will we all be living to 110? What diseases will be cured? Maybe we'll have robots helping us around the house? Will we go on holiday to the moon or Mars? What type of gadgets will be using? What type of energy will we be using?

50 years ago, using the internet everyday and having a mobile phone was unheard of - today we couldn't live without them. So what will life be like in 50 or even 100 years' time?

Scientists everyday are discovering new possibilities - imagine what life will be like and send us your best ideas - we'd like to make them into an animation to showcase later in 2017 as the BBC discovers tomorrow's world.

We want to take the best of these and make them into a film for later in the year to showcase as part of the BBC’s season of science.

 

Event date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 -
09:00 to 17:15
Dallas Campbell will host the event as he speaks to Prof Sethu Vijayakumar, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and a Judge on Robot Wars,