Ira Pastor, ideaXme longevity and aging Ambassador and founder of Bioquark, interviews Ósìnàkáchì Ákùmà Kálù, the founder and Chairman of the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions.
Ira Pastor Comments:
Today we are going to take a little journey across the Atlantic Ocean from where I am located here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to the continent of Africa.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, with 54 countries, covering around 12 million square miles with 1.2 billion people.
Africa has a little over a $2 trillion Nominal GDP and its export portfolio remains predominantly based on raw materials focused on energy, mining, and agriculture.
Little known on the health front, throughout the 20th century, Africa was the source of many "bio"-products and technologies responsible for the growth of the modern pharmaceutical industry as we know it today, from various natural product and ethnobotanical derived pharmaceutical sources, to the origin of the world’s first pregnancy test.
Continuing this theme, we see a lot of novel activities going on in the 21st century in Africa from the world’s first 3D printed inner ear transplant, which occurred in South Africa earlier this year, to the testing of various Ebola antibody products, as well as novel malaria diagnostics development.
However, despite decades of efforts in the areas of both of technology transfer and indigenous innovation (in biotech, as well as man other areas), as well as being a continent paradoxically bustling with an abundance of potential and natural resources, Africa still is often portrayed in the media as a “left behind” continent.
So, today on the show we will be speaking with Ósìnàkáchì Ákùmà Kálù, the founder and Chairman of Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions (TAFFDs), which will be holding its revolutionary International Conference of Techno-Scientific Awareness in Solving 21st Century Problems next month in Kigali, Rwanda, from the 7th-11th of October 2019.
The conference will be taking place at the University of Rwanda, bringing together world renowned industry experts, inventors, policymakers, scholars, futurists and transhumanists, all converging to brainstorm, exhibit innovations, exchange ideas, and provide solutions for a new direction of a technological future for Africa.
Ósìnàkáchì is a strategic planner, team builder, visionary, inspirational speaker and a humanitarian, with degrees in Business Administration (Nigeria), Philosophy (Italy), and Fearism (Nepal).
He's the author of 2 books: Conquering The Beast Fear: A philosophical Cum Psychological Approach and The First Stage of the Fearologist.
On this show Ósìnàkáchì talks about:
His background, where he grew up, and how he became interested in business, philosophy, and fearology. How he became interested in mobilizing the global forces of technology and transhumanism in Africa.
The "hot spots" for technology development today in Africa.
The indigenous property issues related to technology in Africa. We’ll hear about the role of Fearology in Ósìnàkáchì’s life.
We’ll learn about the upcoming TAFFDs conference.
Finally, he tells us who he would like to meet and why!
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