The Greatest Inventions Of The Future | Edinburgh Science Festival

Our panel looks at our modern day inventions with an eye towards what future generations will consider the most important.



Scotland’s glittering history of invention and innovation is well known around the globe, but can looking at the landmark discoveries of the past help us predict the future? This event brings together inventor Alison Grieve, futurist and author Adrian Hon and engineering historian Carol Marsh to explore the constants that tie together humanity’s relationship with technology through time and to speculate what the folk of 2121 might single out as today’s most important discoveries.

Adrian Hon is co-founder and CEO at Six to Start, creators of game-like stories and story-like games including the world’s bestselling smartphone fitness game, Zombies, Run!, with 10 million players. Alison Grieve is a multi-award winning inventor and founder of G-Hold, an Edinburgh-based technology hardware company specialising in ‘The Science of Holding’. Carol Marsh has worked in the field of electronics for more than 35 years, specialising in programmable logic.

The event is finished.


Jun 28 2021


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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