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WFS Europe Chapter

From: Stephen A.
Sent on: Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:10 PM
Dear friends,

Unfortunately, due to work commitments, the speaker scheduled for next Saturday is unable to give his talk on 'Scarcity Resolved?'.

This effectively means that the last session deliverd in collaboration with London Futurists was ian Pearson's session in February. Those who followed the debate - at the meeting, in the pub afterwards, and on-line after the event - might like to know that Ian has just published a reasoned response to many of those who were critical of his position. This essay can be found at:
http://www.wfs.org/blogs/ian-pearson/towards-singularity
I believe that this is on the public side of the WFS paywall, but if anyone has trouble accessing the piece, let me know and I will arrange an alternative.

We have one more meeting in our[masked] programme. On April 20th, Dr Lois Macklin will be discussing some of the global organisational impacts of rapid technological change. For those who don't know Lois, she is a world class authority on the future of healthcare and we are very lucky to have her share some time with us. The meeting is being organised as a collaboration between Health 2.0 and WFS Europe Chapter. It is free to attend, but prior booking is essential. To book a place, go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Health-2-0-London/events/99676452/
Please note that places are restricted to 120, and only 50 places to remain.

Finally, what about[masked]? We are thinking about a series of one day workshops n London around the more practical aspects of the Singularity. For example, just supposed the Singularity has happened, what would politics look like? What would the economy look like? The plan would be to develop a number of scenarios (or alternative visions of the future) to address these questions. If you would like to be kept informed of these developments, you need to sign up for the Chapter newsletter. You can do this at:
http://www.eufo.org/world-future-society-europe-chapter.html

Finally, I would liek to thank all of those who attended and supported this programme of events. It was our intention to inform, inspire, and provoke the audience. I think that, to a larger extent, we have achieved that aim.

With best wishes,

Stephen
Stephen Aguilar-Millan, Director of Research, European Futures Observatory

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