Discuss (THE LAST!) Chapter 20 - The End of Homo Sapiens

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ALL ARE WELCOME. BRING A FRIEND IF YOU'D LIKE. COME OPEN-MINDED!

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WOAH. We're at the last chapter of the book! What comes next?! But first:

We'll be discussing this chapter: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2k2oymuz7yqSm1menRFZDlnOWM/edit

Discussion begins at 7pm, with some drinks and snacks. We start in small groups (usually 3 to 6 people), collect notes and then join into one larger group.

Please read the chapter in advance. It's best to mark the parts your find interesting and take notes of your thoughts and questions. As you read, try to think about:

- What are the facts and arguments made by the author?

- What was your reaction to those arguments?

- What are the broader questions that arise from these reactions?

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☀ WHAT COMES AFTER THIS BOOK? ☀

We're trying something new! Let's harness the community we've gathered and the conversations we have, which are both broad and deep. But not only around one book.

Starting from the next meeting, we'll start a rotation where we read one chapter of a different book each time. Any participant who's been to some of our meetings before can suggest a book. But you only get a slot once every, say, 5 meetings. So choose wisely! Let's not talk about "that interesting article I read on the weekend". It should be incredibly awesome, every single time. We'd probably also devise some guidelines as to which books work better than others (maybe only "conversations on humankind"?). I tentatively have the first discussion set up -- more details to be announced.

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  • David B.

    Speaking of killer robots... http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27343076

    May 9, 2014

  • Stan

    Homo Sapiens may have ended, but our group will not! I liked the feel of this meeting, everyone contributing and actively listening. I also found the variety of topics, some rather a reach from the book, interesting and appropriate. Avi, Mark, all who helped make this possible: Many, many thanks for bringing this together and keeping it together. I also greatly appreciate the energy, viewpoints and willingness to engage that all of us brought to last night's meeting.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we get to read the chapter ahead?

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This has been an EXCELLENT experience for me. Hoping we can continue with another "significant" book.

    1 · May 2, 2014

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