25TH Open Systems Days
Croatian Linux Users’ Conference

19 - 20 APRIL 2018

FER, Zagreb, Croatia

The Future is Old


The future belongs to the young.

Or does it?

In a world defined by instant gratification and real-time social media, it is almost too easy to ignore the issues of tomorrow. Yet, they inevitably await us, especially in the West. The developed countries are quickly marching toward the Triple 50 Problem. Various statistical models predict that by year 2050, 50% of the European population will be above the age of 50. At that point, young people will no longer be the majority.

And yet, most modern technology is designed and geared for younger users.

Linux has spreadheaded the proliferation of the Internet, and it is the uncontested leader in the supercomputer, cloud and IoT domains. It stands to be the leading technology of the future. As such, it is the critical component of how we define the world that awaits us in 10, 15, or 32 years. This session talks about what the Linux community, developers and users alike, must do to ensure we have a stable, sustainable and usable technology landscape in 2050.






Igor Ljubuncic

Igor Ljubuncic is a physicist by vocation and a Linux geek by profession. Igor comes with many years of experience in the hi-tech industry, including medical, high-performance computing, data center, cloud, and hosting fields, with emphasis on complex problem solving and the scientific method. To date, Igor’s portfolio includes 15 patents, 13 books, several open-source projects, numerous articles published in leading journals and magazines, and presentations at prestigious international conferences like LinuxCon, CloudOpen, OpenStack days, IEEE events, and others. In his free time, Igor writes car reviews, fantasy novels and manages his award-winning blog, dedoimedo.com.


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