Let's meet at the Oakland hackerspace, SudoRoom once again and discuss the question: will automation destroy China's labor arbitrage advantage? Check out this nifty robot video by IPI. I am always bearish on China and will happily expound on the many roadblocks to world domination that I see this great nation facing.
Feel free to bring your own ideas. Hopefully we can talk about Lanier's Web 2.0 complaints as well, though I am happy to turn to more positive topics if anyone can think of any. ;-)
Also, please bring a couple of bucks to donate to SudoRoom for the use of the space. They are very accomodating and don't actually require any donation, but it's a cool thing to do.