Deepak Chopra is no stranger to controversies and drawing mixed reactions. When he was invited to speak at the Ethereal Summit Event, it sparked a brand new row of controversies. To start things off, he is the only speaker from a list of 14 speakers that prominently stood out. His professional body of work has leaned more towards a spiritual side than technical, administrative, or political.
Should Deepak Chopra Be A Guest Speaker?
It is no news that Chopra has been charged with advocating for pseudo-scientific purposes and has been bundled with many in the ‘New Age’ umbrella. Now it is the cryptoverse that is taking on Deepak Chopra’s new age priest like philosophies. Even prominent people like Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, had thoughts on this topics. He commented: “Why is this fraud allowed to speak?”
Ethereal Summit brings together adventurous thinkers from all walks of life. Builders, philosophers, policymakers, artists, and humanitarians from around the world gather for two days of storytelling and knowledge sharing around how we can build our decentralized future together using blockchain technology.
In the spirit of the philosophy of the event, the organizers said that they strive for radical inclusiveness regardless of gender, race background, or beliefs. Adding that Chopra is a thought leader who can give a unique perspective. However, most critics were not satisfied with the answer and said that any insights that Chopra brings will be based on misinformation and will be a distraction in the summit.
Whatever may be one’s opinion of Deepak Chopra, no one can deny that he and his controversies attract a lot of eyes, both on the internet and in real life. Even if he doesn’t add any extra relevant material to the event, he will certainly sell a few extra tickets.