This group is for people who are interested in the future and maybe want to help shape it.
The acceleration of technology means that the near future may bring radical changes to all of us. Major developments in technologies like anti-aging, nanotech, genetics, computing, robotics, and geo-engineering are going to make the next few years very exciting - and possibly also very dangerous. We could gain god-like powers - but we might also lose sight of our humanity, and destroy everything that we used to hold dear.
What's your view? Are things improving? Too slowly or too quickly? Are we are entering a new golden age? Or is the potential "Technological Singularity" something to fear? What does it mean to talk about "Human 2.0" and "Humanity+"? Or perhaps you view such talk as techno-hype? Maybe you just like the practical side of technology and want to find out more about possible paradigm shifts?
Anybody is welcome to this group - you don't have to be a Techno Geek or work for some futuristic company to be in our group. The future applies to us all!
Come join in the debate - have your opinions voiced and maybe make some interesting new friends.
All we ask is that members treat each other with the respect they would want for themselves. Our group has members of many ages and backrounds. We have many different perspectives on what the future may bring and like to share different ideas with each other. We approach the future with a open mind and sense of humility. Our group mission is to introduce you to some of the ideas, advancements and people who are making our future happen today.
If you have a subject you would like us to discuss at a meetup just drop us a line.
Note: Videos of some of the previous meetings are available on our YouTube Channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/LondonFuturists/ and here: (Older Archive).
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July 21 · 6:30 PM
Everything is normal, or is it? With Nik Badminton
Despite surface appearance to the contrary, the reimagination of everything has begun.
Everything appears to be fairly normal in the world. People are travelling to work... Learn more
June 20 · 2:00 PM
The future of business
Which ideas, developments, trends, and forces will play the biggest role in shaping the future of business?
An important new book, The future of business, will be... Learn more
June 6 · 2:00 PM
The Radical Potential of Blockchain Technology
Bitcoin gets all the headlines. In contrast, Blockchain technology, the fundamental computer science breakthrough that makes Bitcoin possible, is rarely discussed. But... Learn more
June 4 · 6:00 PM
Techno-Liberation: Can Technology Contribute to Social Equality?
This event is organised at UCL with support from London Futurists. A panel of speakers will be addressing the following questions:
• Will technological advancement lead... Learn more
May 23 · 2:00 PM
The future of biopolitics
How should we react to the radical possibilities of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), human cloning, life extension, selection and modification of the genetics of... Learn more
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