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Welcome to the Future of Sydney Futurists (not Australian Futurists) - Hi everyone, We (Shanti and I) have stepped up as the organisers of the  Australian (formerly Sydney) Futurists meetup as we see there to be great potential for us to get together, discuss, talk about interesting things relating to Skeeve S. Oct 15, 2016 12:51 AM
Email - Hi Phil, Thanx for ur email -I would like to remain on the list as it has just been timing re not being able to attend If possible could I remain for at least another couple of events Jacqui [address removed] Sent from my iPhone Jacqui Oct 2, 2016 5:14 PM
Removing Inactive Members to reduce the Organiser's Costs - New Organiser - People, As I have mentioned before, I no longer reside in Sydney and there is less incentive for me to schedule Meetups when I will not be able to be physically present at them myself.  I have asked for a replacement Organiser a number of time Philip R. Oct 2, 2016 2:35 PM
Cryonics, Neural Archives, Voluntary Euthanasia article in News online - Federal Election and Chinese culture get mentions . . - People, The usual stuff but pretty good overall and covers Cryonics and the NAF and mentions VE and the FE etc in context: http://goo.gl/AbIvM9 Besides a few minor factual errors and typos, the only real issue I have with the article is th Philip R. Aug 28, 2016 7:51 PM
Vivid: Game-Changers: Spike Jonze - FREE ticket; Neural Archives story - People, My parents died 10 days apart and I am angry about it . . here is the full story: http://philiprhoades.org/d+g.h­tml I can forward copies of the resulting Murdoch Press articles if anyone wants to see them. Anyway, the end result Philip R. Jun 3, 2016 4:52 PM
The Politics of Life Extension - People, This sort of discussion lends itself to a Forum environment, so I have posted my last response to a Cryonics list thread here: http://forum.lestp.org/t/the-p­olitics-of-life-extension/65 I would be happy to have everyone who is intere Philip R. Apr 10, 2016 7:41 PM
Cryonics, Politics and the Senate changes to voting - People, You might be aware that early this morning the Australian Senate passed legislation that changed the voting method for the Senate: http://www.abc.net.au/news/201­6-03-18/senate-electoral-refor­m-laws-passed/7258212 This is bad news f Philip R. Mar 18, 2016 6:34 PM
[Global-Network-of-Future-Focu­sed-Meetup-Organizers] Upcoming Futurist Events, Articles, Videos and Venues to Share - People, FYI. Phil. December brings the predictable slew of rehashes of the past year. We're bucking that trend! Below are recommended futurist events (including ours on Jan 6th), futurist articles and thinkers. Ple Philip R. Dec 7, 2015 7:56 PM
Meetup details changed: Joint Meetup: Futurists; SAFE; OM-Digital; Transhumanists - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/226984102/ When : Monday, November 30, 20 Philip R. Nov 29, 2015 7:41 PM
Fwd: New messages in ✎ Ian Bryce (Sydney Futurists) - People, Ian Bryce sent me the mail below but the invitation to be one of the panel does not coincide with when I am back in Sydney - would anyone else care to participate? Regards, Phil. -------- Original Message -------- Subject: New m Philip R. Jun 22, 2015 12:20 AM
Re: Futurists Space Meetup; Transhumanists and Project SAFE people welcome; 10 second survey - updated speakers - People, I have some relevant material from Professor Leonhard Bernold: https://research.unsw.edu.au/p­eople/associate-professor-leon­hard-emil-bernold to read and hopefully Aaron Bonanno will also be able to attend in person to talk about hi Philip R. May 30, 2015 11:02 PM
Futurists Space Meetup; Transhumanists and Project SAFE people welcome; 10 second survey - People, Sydney Futurists don't forget the Space Meetup next Monday: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/221184957 Sydney Transhumanists and Project SAFE people welcome to attend this to chat (I only get back to Sydney occasionally n Philip R. May 26, 2015 11:28 PM
Meetup details changed: Resuscitating the Australian Space Industry - Brett Biddington AM - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/221184957/ When : Monday, June 1,[masked]: Philip R. May 18, 2015 3:55 PM
Fwd: [Global-Network-of-Future-Focu­sed-Meetup-Organizers] The Guardian Newspaper Covers Brooklyn Futurist Meetup - People, My organisation: http://neuralarchivesfoundatio­n.org is co-operating with this group: http://brainbackups.com and this post about the Brooklyn Futurist Group relates to our common interests: -------- Original Message -- Philip R. Apr 30, 2015 8:27 PM
Sydney Futurists Hangout WITHOUT Bill Nye - People, We can talk ABOUT Bill instead of to him . . : https://plus.google.com/u/0/ev­ents/cnqk608anjp2fug2sgncblidd­rk?authkey=CKn0l5r_s4y6JA Regards, Phil. -- Philip Rhoades Convenor - Sydney Futurists http://www.meetup.com/Sydn Philip R. Feb 23, 2015 4:43 PM
An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist - Richard Dawkins - People, If anyone is motivated to catch up after this talk for a coffee or something - let me know and we can organise something. Phil. Philip R. Dec 3, 2014 7:02 PM
LESTp article in HeraldSun in Melbourne today [masked] - People, The first bit of coverage (although the name is not mentioned) for the Life Extension, Science and Technology Party: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ne­ws/brainfreezing-pioneer-sets-­up-political-party-to-vie-for-­senate-seats/story-fni0fiyv Philip R. Oct 7, 2014 7:45 AM
Life Extension, Science and Technology Party (LESTp) + Google Hangout tonight - People, I am taking my laptop to this: Discuss: Life Extension, Science and Technology Party (LESTp) http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/204838272/ so if you can't make the meeting but would like to try connecting via a Google Philip R. Sep 29, 2014 12:02 PM
LESTp Forum for Discussion and Policy Development is Live! - People, The Life Extension, Science and Technology Party's Forum web site for discussion and policy development has gone live! I have started posting items for discussion on the Forum - so have a read and post your own thoughts if you are genera Philip R. Sep 10, 2014 4:47 AM
Voluntary Euthanasia and Pre-Mortem Cryonic Suspensions - the argument in favour - People, I know there is a view for people who are interested in Cryonics to NOT want to be associated with VE and to not attract that sort of attention (commonly known as "keeping our heads below the parapet") but after a lot of thought I decided Philip R. Aug 23, 2014 5:41 AM
The Transhumanist Wager EPUB, PDF - People, I have put the EPUB and PDFs here for those people who do actually want to read them but prefer other formats to MOBI: http://pricom.com.au/books The login and passwd are: bk bo2014ok If the names of the files in the lis Philip R. Aug 10, 2014 3:41 PM
Re: Science Fiction short story is up on my new site! - two more! - People, I have put a couple more short stories up (different authors) - one is cold (but not Cryonics) related! R&LL, Phil. On[masked]:19, Philip Rhoades wrote: > People, > > My new site has it's first short story: > > http: Philip R. Jul 6, 2014 3:57 AM
Science Fiction short story is up on my new site! - People, My new site has it's first short story: http://domain-sf.com At the moment you can only read the short story on the site with it's own built-in ePub reader - and it is not that phone friendly at the moment - best on desktops or may Philip R. Jun 10, 2014 10:19 PM
Moving out Sydney for a while . . - People, From July I will be out of Sydney for a while to restart this Life Extension Village project: http://lev.com.au However while I am out of town I also need to organise some other things: - I have a box of Science Fiction books ( Philip R. Jun 3, 2014 3:05 PM
Fwd: Cryonics, Neural Archives and Life Extension Interview - -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Cryonics, Neural Archives and Life Extension Interview Date:[masked]:04 From: Philip Rhoades To: CAA Cc: [address removed], brittanybarclaystewa Philip R. Apr 15, 2014 10:14 PM
Re: Invitation: STRANDED DOWN UNDER: ARE FOSSIL FUELS BANKRUPTING OUR NATION? (Syd Ideas) - People, Registration is necessary to attend - only a few places are left! - Go to the Sydney Ideas page to register. Phil. On[masked]:30, Sydney Futurists wrote: > [1] > > New Meetup > STRANDED DOWN UNDER: ARE FOSSIL FUELS BANKRUP Philip R. Mar 22, 2014 5:35 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] Participating in Sunday Nights Hangouts on Air - #2 - Again tonight (Friday): https://plus.google.com/events/c3683ejch73lllls8m4tb94blvg if you want to practise or just chat . . I will be online for about 30 mins. Regards, Phil. On[masked]:15, Philip Rhoades wrote: > People, > Philip R. Mar 14, 2014 2:25 PM
Participating in Sunday Nights Hangouts on Air - People, I have placed the first draft of some instructions about how to get started with HOA here: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/pages/Sunday_N Philip R. Mar 13, 2014 4:15 PM
Changed links for Hangout on Air Meetup - People, I have had to change the links for the HOA Meetup this Sat - see the SF Meetup page for details but also there is more I need to tell potential participants: There is a limit of ten (10) people who can participate in the Hangout Philip R. Feb 27, 2014 10:48 PM
Future Day 2014 - changed time and nature - People, Due to lack of time for decent preparation for this event next Saturday, I have changed this Meetup into a Google "Hangout on Air" - this will allow people to participate from anywhere as long as they have a Net connection, Chrome insta Philip R. Feb 22, 2014 11:29 PM
The Neural Archive Me! website is ready for alpha testing - Dementia Research/Treatment - an invitation - People, See the forwarded letter below for more detail but I believe the launch of this web-based facility could be of significant interest to Dementia Research and, I believe it is likely, be a useful tool in the treatment of Dementia. It is Philip R. Sep 19, 2013 8:51 PM
Recording of SBS Insight Longevity Program next Wed - People, I will be participating in this show and hope to have a little time to articulate the Cryonics and Neural Archives messages - I'm not sure if they are still accepting people for the audience: http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/­join R&LL Philip R. Aug 8, 2013 11:43 AM
Have a quick space trip: - People, http://distancetomars.com/ Regards, Phil. -- Philip Rhoades GPO Box 3411 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia E-mail: [address removed] Philip R. Apr 15, 2013 12:40 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] "Skepticism about the Future: Techno-Optimism vs. Reality" - Thanks Phil. If you want to know what the future holds, don't ask experts. They're the ones who told us man would never fly while the Wright brothers were doing just that! Only those who know everything can declare what's impossible. Big techno dev Wallace T. Apr 6, 2013 8:27 AM
"Skepticism about the Future: Techno-Optimism vs. Reality" - People, I thought this might be of interest to others: "Skepticism about the Future: Techno-Optimism vs. Reality" TAM 2012 Panel Steven Novella, Stephen Macknik, Michael Vassar, and  Michael Shermer.  Moderated by Julia Galef.  An explora Philip R. Apr 5, 2013 11:23 PM
Future Day Melbourne Friday March 1st 2013 - People, We couldn't get anything organised in Sydney for Future Day - maybe next year . . so in case any of you are in Melbourne on March 1st here is what is happening there: Philip R. Feb 21, 2013 4:30 AM
Meetup DATE changed: EARTHMASTERS: PLAYING GOD WITH THE CLIMATE (Sydney Ideas) - Thanks to some effort by George, I've corrected the date of this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/102411082/ Philip R. Feb 5, 2013 2:35 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] Sir Tim Berners-Lee Public Lecture - People, I should have added: if I can't get into the Sir Tim talk I will be going to this instead: EARTHMASTERS: PLAYING GOD WITH THE CLIMATE (Sydney Ideas) http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/102411082/ Regards, Phil. O Philip R. Feb 4, 2013 1:16 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] Sir Tim Berners-Lee Public Lecture - People, For people who have joined the group since the message below was sent and a reminder to everyone else: Because this meeting was booked out almost immediately I will be going in earlier in the day tomorrow to see if I can get one of the Philip R. Feb 4, 2013 1:11 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] Sir Tim Berners-Lee Public Lecture - I booked my ticket through EventBrite and then got an email this Shane M. Jan 18, 2013 5:55 AM
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Public Lecture - People, After a member contacted me re this event I remembered I had not booked my own ticket - so I went to this site: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au­/event/13004A2294A7302 Philip R. Jan 18, 2013 1:17 AM
Re: You're invited to Informal Meetup / Book Exchange / Movie ? - Life of Pi 3D - People, Another reason for a meetup is to have a little celebration - we have just hit 101 members! Regards, Phil. On[masked]:36, Sydney Futurists wrote: > Meetup > > [1] > > New Meetup > Informal Meetup / Book Exchange / Philip R. Jan 3, 2013 5:50 PM
Movie Night and Book Exchange Meetup - People, We will not have anything too formal now until Feb 2013 but I would like to have the Movie Night we have frequently talked about and also a Book Exchange Meetup (on the same day?) in Jan sometime?  (If someone has something they partic Philip R. Dec 8, 2012 3:21 AM
Meetup details changed: Book Exchange - Female SF authors - A Difference in Style? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/93287092/ When : Saturday, December 1, 201 Philip R. Nov 30, 2012 7:59 PM
Re: [SydneyFuturists] Science Fiction Book Exchange Data Base - People, I should have said also that clicking on the "Show" link on the far right of each book listing gives more detail (where it is available) of the individual book. Phil. On[masked]:36, Philip Rhoades wrote: > People, > > I hav Philip R. Nov 13, 2012 8:39 AM
Science Fiction Book Exchange Data Base - People, I have set up a quick and dirty DB so people can see what books are available and let me know in advance of a meeting which books they would like to borrow.   This will save me bringing in a heavy box with ALL the available books every Philip R. Nov 13, 2012 8:36 AM
Bring a carry bag to the Book Exchange - People, If you are turning up to the book discussion/exchange tomorrow and intending to borrow more than one book, you should bring along a carry bag. I am attempting to enter all the BE books into a web accessible database. If I make s Philip R. Nov 2, 2012 9:21 PM
The Higgs Boson - Mark Scarcella Talk- CANCELLED - Due to unforeseen problems for the speaker, the meeting for this Saturday had to be cancelled.  I will try to arrange the talk for a later date. Sorry about the inconvenience. Regards, Phil. Philip R. Oct 2, 2012 2:45 PM
Singularity Summit 2012 Debriefing - bring Net connected devices if you have them! - People, If you are coming to the meetup today and have a device that allows mobile internet connection - please bring it along!  I will give an overview of the Summit and bring some printed material but to allow people to look up more detail t Philip R. Sep 1, 2012 1:52 AM
Freezing People/Freezing Brains Tomorrow 2pm! - People, Because this meeting was organised at short notice - I am sending out this reminder - more info at: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/75679472/ Philip R. Aug 3, 2012 6:55 PM
YouTube Recordings of Talks and Meetings - People, We will endeavour to record future talks for the benefit of people who cannot make it physically to the meeting.  I will update the links page for previous talks with the relevant info.  For John's most recent talk on li Philip R. Jul 9, 2012 3:39 PM
Sydney Futurists - Browser & OS Usage - People, Thought you might be interested in this summary. Regards, Phil. -- Philip Rhoades GPO Box 3411 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia E-mail: [address removed] Philip R. May 13, 2012 11:29 AM
Aubrey de Grey - talk/chat and dinner! - this Friday night! - People, Re this meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/62248302/ The talk and chat will be on the Second Floor (or possibly the Third) a Philip R. May 9, 2012 3:38 PM
Science Fiction Film Nights - Suggestions - People, We are thinking about having "Science Fiction Film Nights" - to this end we are requesting suggestions about personal favourites to view.  If you have some that are not already on the list:  Philip R. May 1, 2012 1:49 PM
Humanity+ @Melbourne Conference this Weekend - NO WEBCAST - People, This meetup is cancelled because we could not organise the webcasting - people are encouraged to go to the conference itself in Melbourne if they can make it.  See: http://hplusconf.c Philip R. May 1, 2012 12:18 PM
Spanish Club Meetup 2pm Today - SECOND FLOOR, buy food and drink - GROUND FLOOR - People, Just a last minute reminder - the meeting this afternoon at the Spanish Club is on the Second Floor of the building. You can buy food and drink on the Ground Floor and bring it up to the meeting. The restaurant is not part o Philip R. Apr 7, 2012 11:02 AM
"Le Kilimanjaro" before "Pig" - People, ­"Le Kilimanjaro" is across the road from the Dendy theatre - I am meeting at least one other person there at 6pm - look for the old guy with the recently shaved head . . and the little Italian guy Philip R. Mar 28, 2012 4:52 PM
Anyone interested in cafe eating before or after "Pig"? - People, If anyone is interested we could have a quick meetup over food either before and/or after the movie:  http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/56711412/ Philip R. Mar 28, 2012 7:45 AM
Web Pages Stats - People, A little while ago I worked out how to get some stats on people looking at our Meetup site pages - I attach the current stats pages FYI. Regards, Phil. -- Philip Rhoades GPO Box 3411 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia E-mail: phil@pric Philip R. Feb 20, 2012 11:10 PM
Future Day events - People, I have scheduled a dinner at the Spanish Club at 8pm for 1 March and am still trying to organise the presentation of research works for that afternoon by post-grad students at UNSW but because there is not much time left Philip R. Feb 16, 2012 5:21 PM
CHANGE of SEATING at City Extra !! - ­I t is apparently QUIETER at the WESTERN END upstairs so we will be there instead of the Opera House end - still at 2pm. Philip R. Feb 4, 2012 8:28 AM
Meetup details changed: John August describes Ritzian Theory and Mark James talks about Brain Simulation - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SydneyFu­turists/events/41548752/ When : Saturday, February 4, 201 Philip R. Nov 28, 2011 9:02 PM
Meetup tomorrow at Milson's Point - Discussion re future speakers/topics - People, Another reminder about our meeting tomorrow at 1pm in Milson's Point (one train station from Wynyard): http://www.meetup. Philip R. Nov 4, 2011 4:21 PM
Next meetup and Future Day! - People, I still don't have a confirmation of Prof Peter Smith as a guest speaker for the next meeting but I will ring his office again tomorrow. From Adam at http://www.singinst.org.au/ &nbs Philip R. Oct 27, 2011 7:26 PM
Next meeting and "Science Fiction - Books" page - People, I am trying to confirm Prof Peter Smith:  http://www.theage.com.au/techn­ology/sci-tech/drugs-may-let-u­ Philip R. Oct 24, 2011 3:19 PM
The mailing list address for our group, Sydney Futurists, has been changed. - The mailing list address for our group, Sydney Futurists, has been changed. The new mailing list address is now [address removed]. If you are using an address book or filter with your e-mail client, you may want to update your settings to Philip R. Sep 13, 2011 7:47 AM
Meetup details changed: "The Electric Universe" - talk and discussion with Wallace Thornhill? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Sydn­ey-Futurist-Group/events/32133­092/ When : Satur Philip R. Sep 12, 2011 3:06 PM

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