The Technoprogressive New Deal (TND) builds on various ideas known as "Green New Deals" by additionally emphasising the possibility and desirability of greater liberation from the constraints of what is known as "human nature". In this way, the TND draws on insights from the worldwide transhumanist and technoprogressive communities about the radical potential of emerging technologies.
The TND is a work in progress. This event, which is jointly organised by London Futurists and the Transhumanist Party (UK), is a chance to shape and improve this initiative, at a time when most political discussion is being blindsided by the accelerating pace of technological innovation.
In this event, David Wood, Chair of London Futurists, will review and raise questions about eight overlapping angles of the TND:
A.) A technoprogressive social contract: How should society be structured for a world in which many fewer people earn money by working? What preparations are needed as we move towards a "post work society"?
B.) A technoprogressive scorecard: What metrics should be put in place as a replacement for the GDP index as the guiding light for evaluating the success of the economy?
C.) The technoprogressive dividend: How will investments in measures to address inherited flaws in human nature (body, mind, spirit, and social relations) have strong and equitable economic benefits as well as strong and equitable humanitarian benefits?
D.) A technoprogressive regulatory framework: How should Big Tech be constrained and regulated? And what regulations should govern individual freedom of choice regarding new drugs, therapies, and treatments?
E.) Technoprogressive approaches to environmental crises: Green technologies offer considerable promise to address environmental risks. However, major questions remain.
F.) Technoprogressive approaches to international conflict: As technology raises worrying new possibilities for warfare and terrorism, how can technology be used in parallel to help establish greater peace and safety?
G.) Technoprogressive fundamentals: How should decisions be made, regarding which parts of human nature should be cherished and protected at all costs, which should be enhanced, and which should be overcome (transcended)?
H.) Building a technoprogressive alliance: Changing the world involves alliances as well as ideals. It involves compromises as well as principles. Which alliances and partnerships should the technoprogressive movement cultivate?
For each area, there will be opportunity for audience Q&A and group discussion.
== About the speaker ==
David Wood is the author or lead editor of nine books, including, most recently, "RAFT 2035: Roadmap to Abundance, Flourishing, and Transcendence, by 2035", from which many of the ideas in this talk have been developed. For more details, see https://deltawisdom.com/books/
For information about London Futurists, see https://londonfuturists.com/
For information about the Transhumanist Party (UK) see https://www.transhumanistparty.org.uk/
== Logistics ==
We'll be in the Great Hall on the ground floor of Newspeak House, which is also known as the London College of Political Technologists. The address is 135 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG. See https://www.nwspk.com/.
Please arrive in time to be seated for the start of the presentation at 6.30pm.
The meeting is free to attend, but numbers will be restricted, so please RSVP in advance.
No refreshments will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own.