I have a bunch of great notes from the three futurist events that I attended at the end of this year:
Extreme Futurist Festival
There are some videos online for the Singularity Summit and I will try to finish up my blog posts about the other events to provide everyone with some background info. But feel free to come discuss these with us regardless.
Pinker's views on the historical decline of violence have been on my mind a lot lately and really influenced my frame when thinking about all the topics brought up at these events. See Bert's counterpoint ala Lanier/Keen/Carr here.