UPDATE: We are rescheduling to an online virtual Meetup in late April - so please stay tuned as we confirm the new date/time.
Please join us for a demo and presentation from the BC Ministry of Attorney General's Cannabis Integration Initiative. The project team will share their experiences adopting emerging tech, including the recent integration of private Cannabis retail licensing with OrgBook BC (https://orgbook.gov.bc.ca), an innovative business registry that leverages the Hyperledger Indy open source blockchain technology, a first for a government.
Journalist & science writer Leigh Phillips (Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, Guardian, Telegraph) joins us for a presentation and discussion about how advancements in technology can enable democratic planning and decision making at vast scales.
Leigh will present key themes from his new book with Michal Rozworski: "The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism" and we'll discuss ways that automation and emerging technologies can be leveraged in government to promote economic equality and social justice.
Date/time/location for the meetup is still TBD, but we are aiming for early summer - please stay tuned!