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Who knows what the future holds?
Will there be no more hungry people? Will there be more hungry people?
Will computers learn to love? Or maybe they’ll teach us to love?
The future is intriguing and exciting. On the one hand, it is glimpsed through science fiction, but it is also predicted by prophets of doom. A lot of what we can expect can already be learned through the scientific-technological research being carried out today – early developments and discoveries, future predictions based on existing knowledge, and daring estimates about how well-known applications will be utilized in the future.
Researchers' Night 2017 at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem focuses on Humanity, 2050. You are invited to attend workshops, tours, and meetings with researchers and scientists, to become partners in envisioning the humanity of the future, and together to discover where we are going. 

Families │ 16:00 – 22:00

Games of the Future
This is My Reality!  Experiencing virtual reality (Ages 6 and up)
Custom-made Toys – a toy building workshop using diverse technologies (Ages 10 and up)
BRIXO – a construction site using building blocks with electrical conductivity that connect directly with LEGO blocks (For the whole family).
Homes of the Future
What will our urban environment look like in the year 2050? Families are invited to work together to create the city of the future, in an effort to provide solutions for previously unknown needs… (For the whole family).
The Open Lab
Take part in experiments relating to child development and learn about the future direction of these studies (Ages 5-10). 
Panel with the researchers at 17:30, 19:30.
Wearing Lights
A constructive workshop for wearable technological accessories (Ages 8 and up). 
Play: Sunrise on Mars
18:30, 19:30, 20:30
Entertaining scientific performance about spaceships, stars, and everything in between – Israeli Rafi and astro-physicist Carl Sagan explore the wonders of the universe.
Ages 5 and up
European Union Site
Exhibition of researches supported by the European Union:
Physics of flaws in diamonds. Presented by Yoav Romach, Lab of Dr. Nir Bar-Gil
Why is cancer scared of titanium. Presented by Avia Tsubari, Lab of Prof. Idit Teshuva
17:30-21:30 │Presenting studies dealing with developments for the year 2050 
Who does my face belong to? Computerized pictures recognition Yoad Lewenberg, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Customized babies. Dr Ilana Caspi, School of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Future technology of the brain. Yoav MaTov, Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Techno-politics: dispute between ideologies. Ori Freiman, Science, Technology and Society Program, Bar Ilan University
The Dead Sea rift – past and future. Michal Ben-Israel, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Agricultural adjustment to climate change. Yosef Fisher, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
The disappearance of bees and the future of food crops. Dr. Hagai Shpigler, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University in Jerusalem; University of Illinois
Students (by reservation in advance)

High schools
15:30-17:00 – Speed dating with young scientists and guided tours of the Museum
17:00-18:00 – The future is already here. Meeting with Dr. Roy Cazana
Elementary schools
17:00-19:00 – Crazy about bikes – scientific demonstration, Spinner workshop, tours of Museum exhibits

Feedback │ Reflective dance 18:00; 19:00 . Registration closed
Biofeedback is a graph that displays biological information about a patient during a psychological therapy session. The dance humanizes the biofeedback. The focus is on the dancing of four physiological dimensions that express different emotional states. 
Created by Danielle-Natalie Kind. Psychologist and co-creator: Dr. Yuval Oded. Partners and performers: Anat Ensemble and others.
* After the performance at 19:00 there will be a meeting with the dancers and producer of the show.
20:30 – Round table – Analog people in a digital world. What chance do we have?
Scientific discoveries and technological developments will change our lives, making them easier and more enjoyable. Or perhaps – an ongoing nightmare? 
It’s not clear what the future holds, or what our grandchildren’s lives will be like. But it’s obvious that we already need to tackle questions about the place of humankind in the web that is being woven around us. In this discussion the audience, together with representatives of various disciplines, will discuss topics such as information and confidentiality, our battle with robots over future positions, and how we can prepare our children for the unknown.
Participants: Idan Keinan, Dr. Roy Cazana.      Moderator: Dr. Liad Modrick
Date Created: 06/09/17
Date Updated: 06/03/18