I woke up this morning to Twitter reference about an exciting new conference from Munich, Germany and spent most of the day listening to several futurists talk about technology and our future.

DLD (Digital – Life – Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital media, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration.

There are some great speakers over the next couple of days including among my favorites;
Arthur Sulzberger – New York Times Company
Sean Parker – Facebook
Daniel Tapscott – Author
David Kirkpatrick – Facebook Effect Author
Stewart Brand
Deepak Chopra – Author
George Dyson
John Brockman
Jason Calacanis
Eric Schmidt – Google

There is an impressive panel of speakers over the next couple of days.

On day one, I was inspired to hear the position of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger talk about the state of the newspaper industry. Among his most memorable quotes;

“The fastest things to go viral are lies. Lies go faster than truth today in media. Journalism plays role for truth.”

He continues to believe in the credibility and authenticity of journalism and it will be intriguing to watch as the Times positions itself for the future as they unroll several new pricing strategies this year.

In another session, author Paul Coello and Sean Parker had an interesting discussion about new tools for creating content and book publishing. Parker was challenged by Coello about his character as represented in the move, “The Social Network.” He’s a charming intellectual and I’m now following him on Twitter as he is applauded as having written one of the best selling books in history – The Alchemist.

One of the later sessions featured a panel with Wired writer, Spencer along with Greg Whitesides of Virgin Galactic and Eric Anderson of Space Adventures who together paint an amazing future for commercial space travel.

It’s too bad I can’t become a couch potato tomorrow and watch the next two days, but the conference is doing a terrific job broadcasting a live stream from the event and are respectfully quick to post complete video coverage following each session, so I know where I will be for the next few days.