Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

The future is HOW?

Our company invited renowned designers, scientists, architects, artists and futurists to this year's "Displaying Futures" symposium, which was held in San Francisco this year. The participants discussed the development and the future of digital media, product design and the "Internet of Things". The speakers included futurist Ray Kurzweil, designer and entrepreneur Yves Bèhar, best-selling author Nilofer Merchant as well as scientist and inventor Pranav Mistry.

Displaying Futures & How?

The "Displaying Futures" initiative, which was launched in 2011, creates space for experts from across disciplines to come together to offer cultural perspectives and insights into market trends and technological challenges.
On this site we have compiled all information as well as relevant links, in addition to the press release, further documents and pictures.


Press Kit
Documents for journalists and media representatives (press release, booklets, photos)


The magazine on the "Displaying Futures" symposium
The magazine on the "Displaying Futures" symposium


Markus Kaiser
Markus Kaiser
Tel: +49 6151 72-2031
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