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Opportunity to speak: Humanity+ @ London - Dear Futurists Since 1998,  the TransVision conference series has been advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities and transcend limitations. 19 years since David W. Apr 12, 2019 12:56 AM
London Futurists news, 22 Mar 2019 - Dear Futurists, Politics in the UK has never seemed so broken. Yet despite all the Westminster treacle, a few encouraging signs are emerging. Read on… 1.) Extinction Rebellion – Mon 8th Apr David W. Mar 22, 2019 9:10 PM
The future of London Futurists - Dear Futurists A change of direction With London Futurists approaching its eleventh anniversary, it’s time for a change of direction. In the early days of London Futurists, few other groups gave serious attent David W. Jan 18, 2019 3:11 PM
Don't forget to check your spam email folders... - Dear Futurists I write this note on the suggestion of a member, Steve Lowe, who noticed that messages from London Futurists were being diverted unread by his email application into a spam folder. Steve writes: "I have now dug the David W. Oct 18, 2018 10:50 AM
Opportunity with the Millennium Project, and more - Dear Futurists, 1.) Opportunity: Chair of the UK Node of the Millennium Project London Futurists and the Millennium Project are looking to identify suitable candidates to step into the role of Chair of the UK Node David W. Oct 16, 2018 10:25 PM
RAADfest taking place this Thursday to Sunday - David W. Sep 15, 2018 11:36 AM
London Futurists news, 30 Aug 2018 - Dear Futurists, The future seems to be hotting up – I see more and more interest in serious discussions about how to anticipate and shape our future. Here’s a few things that have caught my attention. As usual, feel free to skip dow David W. Aug 30, 2018 2:36 PM
London Futurists news, 3 Aug 2018 - Dear Futurists 1.) Digital Dictatorship vs. Democracy, Mon 6 Aug David W. Aug 3, 2018 2:10 PM
Accelerating a positive future with blockchain? - Dear Futurists, David W. Jul 18, 2018 5:30 PM
Request for debaters (and more) - Dear Futurists. 1.) Request for debaters for event on 6th August David W. Jul 7, 2018 12:04 AM
Opportunity for young futurists (and more) - Dear Futurists, 1.) The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award David W. Jun 25, 2018 4:26 PM
London Futurists news, 20 Jun 2018 - Dear Futurists, 1.) Nesta FutureFest discount code David W. Jun 21, 2018 12:09 AM
Futurist activity at London Tech Week and beyond - Dear Futurists, As I write these words,  London Tech Week is well under way. An estimated 55 thousand participants from 90+ countries are taking part in  what is sa David W. Jun 12, 2018 11:53 PM
Two days to UBIA2018 – and other news - Dear Futurists 1.) UBIA2018, this Saturday, 2nd June David W. May 31, 2018 12:29 PM
London Futurists news, 4 May 2018 (re-send) - David W. May 5, 2018 1:44 PM
London Futurists news, 26 Apr 2018 - Dear Futurists, As London weather is warming up, there’s a lot happening on the futurist stage too. 1.) Schedule and speakers announced for UBIA 2018 David W. Apr 26, 2018 11:08 PM
London Futurists news, 2 Apr 2018 - Dear Futurists, 1.) UBIA 2018: Request for speakers I was recently overwhelmed by the positive response to  a request I had made f David W. Apr 3, 2018 12:28 AM
Call for speakers: “Advice from 2023” - Dear Futurists, On the afternoon of Thursday 14th June, at London’s  ExCeL centre , London Futurists will be hosting a  Futurist Summit as part of  TechXLR8 . David W. Mar 15, 2018 10:22 PM
London Futurists news, 8 Mar 2018 - Dear Futurists, I’ve some news to share about forthcoming events: 1.) Technology and the radical transformation of politics – Mon 26 Mar A better politics awaits us, beckoning us forward. David W. Mar 8, 2018 9:34 PM
London Futurists news, 7 Feb 2018 - Dear Futurists, 1.) New choice of London Futurists pub? It’s long been the practice after London Futurists events in Birkbeck College for attendees to meet in the nearby Marlborough Arms pub on Torrington Place. These David W. Feb 7, 2018 7:17 PM
London Futurists news, 13 Jan 2018 - Dear Futurists, 1.) The Future of Human Healthcare and Medicine – Sat 17th Feb I’ll start with a quick reminder to anyone who may have missed previous messages about this  change in date . L David W. Jan 13, 2018 12:08 PM
London Futurists news, 8 Nov 2017 - Dear Futurists, Please find below news of some forthcoming events that may interest you. 1.) The Great Debate – Sat 25th Nov David W. Nov 8, 2017 11:45 PM
London Futurists news, 5 Oct 2017 - Dear Futurists, Please find below several items of news about AI, and a couple about the future of politics. But first, a short note about the future of consciousness. 1.) Future Consciousness – This Saturday David W. Oct 5, 2017 11:50 AM
London Futurists news, 19 Sept 2017 - Dear Futurists, Here are a few news items about events and projects which will hopefully be of interest. Feel free to skip ahead to the ones most relevant to you. 1.) Radical improvements for the health industry? David W. Sep 19, 2017 12:31 AM
London Futurists news, 23 Aug 2017 - Dear Futurists, There are several events coming up in the weeks ahead. Here are some updates: 1.) Audience questions at “Agenda for the Future” At our event  David W. Aug 23, 2017 9:41 PM
London Futurists summer update - Dear Futurists, July and August are quieter months for London Futurists. That’s because it’s a time when lots of people take breaks. It’s also because I’m personally trying to concentrate on finishing my forthcoming book  David W. Jul 26, 2017 11:47 AM
Travelling to ExCeL – and, perhaps, to Brussels - Dear Futurists, This note mainly contains information for people planning to attend one of  the London Futurists events at the London ExCeL Centre , tomorrow (Wed) and/or the day after (Thurs). But it also contains news about th David W. Jun 13, 2017 8:46 PM
London Futurists news, 10 June 2017 - Dear Futurists, Next week, 12-16 June, is  London Tech Week . Over 300 different events have been organised under the Tech Week umbrella, with an anticipated total attendance of around 40,000 people from David W. Jun 10, 2017 10:17 AM
Room change for this Saturday, and more - Dear Futurists, 1.) A last-minute surge in interest Due to a surge in RSVPs over the last 36 hours, the room I had previously booked for  this Saturda David W. May 19, 2017 11:34 AM
London Futurists news, 17 May 2017 - Dear Futurists, There are a few things I’d like to draw to your attention… 1.) Radicals – this Saturday, featuring Jamie Bartlett I had the pleasure a couple of evenings ago to watch  David W. May 17, 2017 10:17 PM
Agenda for the Future, and more - Dear Futurists, 1.) Agenda for the Future: registration re-opened David W. May 2, 2017 10:49 AM
Can someone operate the video camera on Saturday? - Dear Futurists, Is anyone able to volunteer to operate the London Futurists video camera at our event "Who can save Humanity from Superintelligence?" this Saturday afternoo David W. Apr 25, 2017 12:35 PM
Videos, events, and one cancellation - Dear Futurists, 1.) Cancellation of event planned for 3rd June I don’t like to cancel London Futurists events. Over the 9+ years we’ve been running, I can’t remember cancelling an event before. However, th David W. Apr 20, 2017 10:22 PM
London Futurists news, 7th April 2017 - Dear Futurists, This newsletter is a bit shorter than usual – not because there’s less to report, but simply because time is pressing. I’ve had a busy week! 1.) Accelerating the transition to a sustainable footing David W. Apr 7, 2017 8:54 PM
Re-sending yesterday's London Futurists newsletter - Apologies to everyone who gets this content twice! However, the newsletter that I created yesterday seems not to have arrived at any of the email addresses where I normally would receive copies of it. So David W. Mar 9, 2017 8:37 AM
London Futurists news, 8th March 2017 - Dear Futurists, Are you interested in events and projects that will shed insight on some of the radical near-future scenarios that may lie ahead? Read on… 1.) Utopia for realists? – 9th March This event i David W. Mar 9, 2017 12:23 AM
London Futurists news, 7th February 2017 - Dear Futurists, Here are some events and projects that have caught my eye. 1.) Something for Valentine’s Day? The team at  HackTheSenses – which includes many frie David W. Feb 7, 2017 4:22 PM
London Futurists news, 16th January 2017 - Dear Futurists, 1.) Deciding the best use of our time and resources If we want to make a tangible positive impact on the world, how should we prioritise the use of our time and resources? How can we decide betwe David W. Jan 16, 2017 1:40 PM
London Futurists news, 24th December 2016 - Dear Futurists, As we anticipate 2017, what should we keep foremost in our minds? 1.) Year end review In 2016, the world at large has seen continuing technological progress. There has been heartening im David W. Dec 24, 2016 9:37 PM
Update: Transpolitica 2016 - slight venue change - Dear Futurists, Please be aware of a  slight change in venue for the  Transpolitica 2016 event taking this this Saturday. We’re now going to be in the  David W. Nov 30, 2016 10:13 AM
London Futurists news, 20th November 2016 - Dear Futurists, Raise your hand, if you’re wearied of politics. Yes, I suspected as much. Many of us have grown apprehensive of political discussions. Whether the topic under debate is Donald Trump, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, or somethin David W. Nov 20, 2016 2:37 AM
London Futurists news, 3rd November 2016 - Dear Futurists, In this newsletter, look out for a number of free (or discounted) offers, alongside other items of news. 1.) Special registration rate for two-day course Masters of the Exponential Age This Satu David W. Nov 3, 2016 6:14 PM
London Futurists news, 14th October 2016 - Dear Futurists, I’m compiling this newsletter during a short break in the far-off city of New Delhi. It’s a city with a lot of history – as well as lots of aspiration for a better future. There’s plenty happening in London too! David W. Oct 14, 2016 2:47 PM
London Futurists news, 25th September 2016 - Dear Futurists, 1.) Transpolitica 2016 speaker schedule announced The draft schedule for the  Transpolitica 2016 conference on 3rd December David W. Sep 25, 2016 11:37 PM
London Futurists news, 2nd September 2016 - Dear Futurists, Here are some events and projects that have caught my attention. As usual, feel free to skip ahead to the stories that are most relevant to you. 1.) This weekend: The Fourth Group politech hackathon David W. Sep 2, 2016 8:51 PM
London Futurists news, 19th August 2016 - Covering website woes, as well as the usual roundup of interesting events and projects… 1.) Apologies regarding difficulties in RSVPing Over the last couple of days  many of you have contacted me in various w David W. Aug 19, 2016 3:25 PM
An important update on the Future and All That Jazz - Dear Futurists, Many thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in the event planned for Wednesday next week at the Jazz Cafe, "The Future and All That Jazz", featuring Kim Solez and the Mallory Chipman Quartet. David W. Aug 10, 2016 3:16 PM
The Future and All That Jazz, with Kim Solez & the Mallory Chipman Quartet - Dear Futurists, Here's news of a very different kind of London Futurists event, taking place over three evenings, 16-18 August. You can find an online copy of t David W. Jul 31, 2016 12:25 PM
London Futurists news, 13th July 2016 - Dear Futurists, This is a  mini- newsletter, with a few late-breaking news items that just missed being included in  the previous newsletter David W. Jul 13, 2016 11:17 PM
London Futurists news, 9th July 2016 - Dear Futurists, The following items cover events which you’ll probably find interesting. 1.) The Guardian, Utopia, and Transhumanism – Thurs 25th August Guardian Live are holding an event at London’s Somer David W. Jul 9, 2016 12:27 PM
London Futurists news, 8th May 2016 - Dear Futurists, Just a few pieces of news today, before I venture out into the Scottish mists (I’m spending a few days in and around Inverness ): 1.) Today is the f David W. May 8, 2016 10:48 AM
London Futurists news, 15th April 2016 - Dear Futurists, 1.) The Internet of and for Things, Thurs 21st April – a DSMLF event David W. Apr 15, 2016 8:45 PM
London Futurists news, 29th March 2016 - Dear Futurists, I believe you’ll find some of the following news items useful. 1.) Futurist Summit, 5G World, Wed 29th June David W. Mar 29, 2016 11:17 AM
London Futurists news, 18th February 2016 - Dear Futurists, I hope you’ll find the following news about futurist events and projects to be of interest. Don’t hesitate to skip through to the items that are most relevant to you personally. 1.) Z-Day London 2016, 2nd Ap David W. Feb 18, 2016 5:44 PM
London Futurists news, 28th January 2016 - Dear Futurists, I’d like to share some updates about forthcoming events, and to highlight a couple of new coalitions in the field of anti-aging medicine that I see as particularly significant. (An archive version of this newsletter David W. Jan 28, 2016 3:20 PM
London Futurists news, 3rd December - Dear Futurists, 1.) Challenging prevailing opinion – part 1 As I write these words, the news in the UK has been dominated for several days by discussions of hard power. Should British armed forces exert military forc David W. Dec 3, 2015 8:21 PM
London Futurists news, 26th November 2015 - Dear Futurists, I write with news of three external events that may be of interest to you, along with some updates on our own London Futurists events. 1.) Last few hours to register for "The future of human health" David W. Nov 26, 2015 2:25 PM
London Futurists news, 4th November 2015 - Dear Futurists 1.) Forthcoming new meetings One new event has recently been added to the London Futurists meetup calendar. It’s happening on the evening of Monday 14th December and is taking place in the Crucible Buil David W. Nov 4, 2015 2:33 PM
Events this weekend: Updates - Dear Futurists, 1.) Anticipating 2040: A roadmap to sustainable abundance? Birkbeck, the venue for the London Futurists events this Saturday and Sunday, tell me they have upgraded their wifi infrastructure. It should n David W. Oct 1, 2015 3:01 PM
Updates to the Anticipating 2040 event agenda - Dear Futurists, 1.) Speaker schedule The speaker schedule for  Anticipating 2040 , happening  next Saturday, 3rd October , is now confirmed. From http://anticipating2040.c­om/: 09. David W. Sep 27, 2015 9:12 AM
Anticipating September (and beyond) - Dear Futurists A few days ago,  London Futurists Meetup sailed past the landmark figure of 4,000 members. (At time of writing, membership has now reached 4,033.) Many thanks to everyone for David W. Aug 31, 2015 11:21 PM
Brave New World – 1, 2, 3 - Dear London Futurists – I’ve got three announcements to share with you. [ An online version of this newsletter is available at­5/08/12/bra David W. Aug 12, 2015 11:46 PM
London Futurists news, 10th August 2015 - Dear London Futurists, I've got a few items of news to share: [ For an online version of this newsletter, see­5/08/10 David W. Aug 10, 2015 5:44 PM
Updates on Anticipating 2040 - Dear Futurists, 1.) Speakers at Anticipating 2040: roadmap to sustainable abundance Planning of our event on Saturday 3rd October is progressing well. You can see the current set of confirmed speakers at  David W. Jul 11, 2015 12:18 PM
Anticipating 2040 – the event and the book - Dear Futurists, Anticipating 2040 – the event The website is now live for the forthcoming London Futurists event “Anticipating 2040: Roadmap to sustainable abundance”:  http David W. Jun 26, 2015 2:46 AM
This Saturday's event extended from 2 hours to 3 hours - Dear Futurists, This Saturday, we're doing something different, with a total of nine speakers who will each give a quick overview of material from the chapters they've contributed to the book David W. Jun 16, 2015 8:43 AM
Venue for Saturday's event "The Radical Potential of Blockchain Technology" - Dear Futurists, Please note that this Saturday's event "The Radical Potential of Blockchain Technology" , with speaker Niki Wiles, will be taking place in room GOR B04 of the David W. Jun 2, 2015 4:38 PM
London Futurists news, 17th May 2015 - Dear Futurists, (For an online copy of this newsletter, see­5/05/17/london-futurists-news-­17th-may-2015/ .) 1 David W. May 17, 2015 11:40 AM
London Futurists news, 18th Apr 2015 - Dear Futurists, (See­5/04/18/london-futurists-news-­18th-apr-2015/ for an online archive of this newsletter) David W. Apr 18, 2015 10:12 AM
London Futurists news, 27th Feb 2015 - Dear London Futurists, There are several forthcoming events that you may want to consider attending: (see David W. Feb 27, 2015 11:28 PM
London Futurists news, 13th Feb 2015 - Dear Futurists, Several people have replied to  my previous newsletter , drawing my attention to important events and projects that I didn’t want to dela David W. Feb 13, 2015 8:05 PM
London Futurists news, 9th Feb 2015 - Dear Futurists, Please find below news of a few events or projects that may be of interest. In case any particular item doesn’t catch your attention, please just skip past it to the next one! (For an archive version of this n David W. Feb 9, 2015 4:18 PM
London Futurists news, 24th January 2015 - Dear Futurists, Here are a few items that have caught my eye recently. Thanks to everyone who has emailed me to say they enjoy reading these newsletters. (A copy of this newsletter can be found online at David W. Jan 24, 2015 2:53 PM
London Futurists news, 30th December 2014 - Dear Futurists, 1.) Progress! Many thanks to all of you for making 2014 the most successful year yet for London Futurists. We sailed past the 3,000 member landmark a few weeks ago. This couldn't have ha David W. Dec 30, 2014 6:09 PM
London Futurists news, 30th November - Dear Futurists, I invite you to scan the following list of events and news, to see which most interest you. (For news about London Futurists' own forthcoming events, see towards the end of this newsletter.) 1.) 3D printi David W. Nov 29, 2014 9:30 PM
London Futurists news, 4th November - Dear Futurists, Here is a short set of news items that you might find of interest... 1.) For software developers - interfacing to powerful technology systems London Futurists has the mission of serious analysis David W. Nov 4, 2014 12:56 AM
London Futurists news, 24th October - Dear Futurists, Please find below a set of items that may interest you. Do skip ahead to the ones that most catch your eye. 1.) Peace Grand Challenge - four days left to submit your essay If you had to write up David W. Oct 24, 2014 2:18 PM
GLAZEDcon London - The Dawn of the Wearable Economy - Dear Futurists, London Futurists is pleased to support the GLAZEDcon event happening in London on Wednesday 22nd October. The themes of this event are: The Dawn of the Wearable Economy Ca David W. Oct 14, 2014 11:19 PM
London Futurists news, 9th October - Dear Futurists, Please find below a selection of news items which I think will interest many of you. 1.) London launch of "Network Society" Technology entrepreneur and visionary David W. Oct 10, 2014 12:24 AM
Grand Peace Challenge - prize essay competition - Dear Futurists, Essay contest Singularity University and London Futurists have great pleasure to invite you to submit an essay describing your David W. Oct 7, 2014 12:56 PM
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for BORDER CROSSINGS Anthology - Deadline October 4, 2014 - ​Dear London Futurists​  friends, San Diego C. Sep 25, 2014 1:50 PM
London Futurists - more news - 12th Sept - Dear London Futurists, I know it's only several days since I last wrote to all of you, but there are quite a few other things I'd like to draw your attention to: 1. Big Data Science in Medicine Congress - Accelerating Longevity David W. Sep 12, 2014 1:08 PM
London Futurists news, 8th September - Dear Futurists, I trust that at least some of the following news items will prove interesting. 1.) The proactionary imperative, this Saturday, 13th Sept Ahead of the meetup in Birkbeck College this Saturday, David W. Sep 9, 2014 12:10 AM
London Futurists news, 15th August - Dear Futurists, I hope some of the following news items will be of interest. As always, feel free to skip through to the ones that most catch your attention. 1.) Singularity Summit comes to the Netherlands The S David W. Aug 15, 2014 7:21 PM
London Futurists news, 6th August - Dear Futurists. I hope you'll find at least some of the following news stories interesting. Don't hesitate to skip to the ones that most catch your attention! 1.) Nine Worlds geekfest, 8-10 August There's a whol David W. Aug 6, 2014 8:28 PM
London Futurists news, 5th July - Dear Futurists, It's my pleasure to share some items of news with you. As usual, please skip ahead to the items that are of most direct interest to you personally. 1.) How revolutionary is Bitcoin? Singularity B David W. Jul 5, 2014 3:16 PM
London Futurists news, 18th June - Dear Futurists, 1.) Slides from the meeting "Three keys to a better society" It was great to see so many people in the Elixir Bar for the event yesterday evening  David W. Jun 18, 2014 2:39 AM
The future... of work and death - Dear Futurists, Gadly Productions are a small film production company based north of the M25. (In Greater Manchester.) They're partway through creating a David W. Jun 4, 2014 12:14 AM
Updates on meetings next week - Dear Futurists, 1.) Confirmation of venue for The Millennium Project event Our event on Thursday 5th June, "The State of the Future, with Millennium Pro David W. May 30, 2014 7:01 AM
London Futurists news, 24th May - Dear Futurist, 1.) Collaboration between futurists and theatre? Are you interested in working with writers/dramatists/musicians, to help give theatrical expression to your ideas on futurist topics? I'm forwardin David W. May 24, 2014 2:38 PM
Futurist events in June (and before...) - Dear London Futurists, One reason there are no formal London Futurists events for the rest of this month, May, is because I will be busy with a number of projects in California over that time. However, we have plenty lined up for June. Read on. David W. May 16, 2014 11:14 PM
Business 2025 - Surviving and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Reality - May 19th London - Dear London Futurists, I'm sharing news about this "Business 2025" event that I think will interest many of you.  It's the first event in a series of David W. May 11, 2014 10:51 PM
A new reality game show celebrating all things nerdy... - Dear London Futurists, I'm forwarding details of an opportunity that sounds like a great match to quite a few of you who I already know well, and will presumably also appeal to many of you that I know less well. The invitation comes fro David W. May 6, 2014 5:50 PM
London Futurists news, 25th April - Dear London Futurists - Let me share a few snippets of information that you may find useful... 1.) The FutureShow TV is coming (this Monday...) Here's some encouraging news from­ Th David W. Apr 25, 2014 3:41 PM
Invitation London - Futurist @ English talking sessions (Free Entry) - user 1. Apr 20, 2014 8:11 PM
London Futurists news, 15th April - Dear Futurists, I'd like to share a few more updates with you from the world of futurism, as seen through a London perspective. As usual, feel free to skip through to the points of most interest to you. 1.) We're being David W. Apr 15, 2014 9:49 AM
London Futurists news, 7th April - Dear Futurists, In a moment, I'll share some information - and some requests - about publishing a book with the theme "Anticipating 2025". But first, some other items of news... 1.) The future of healthy longevity David W. Apr 7, 2014 10:34 PM
London Futurists news, 18th March - Dear Futurist, 1.) Forthcoming new London Futurists events A number of you have asked about plans for forthcoming London Futurists events, either on Saturday afternoons, or Hangout On Air events. I've been de-prioritisi David W. Mar 18, 2014 6:45 PM
London Futurists news, 6th March - Dear Futurists, 1.) outage Some of you may have noticed that the Meetup site was off air for several days recently. This was due to a determined DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the site, affect David W. Mar 6, 2014 10:35 PM
Wearable Wednesday London, launch event - Dear Futurists, If you share my belief that "wearable computing" is a field set to explode in the next few years, let me draw your attention to the forthcoming launch event of Wearable Wednesday London . This is taking p David W. Feb 15, 2014 6:15 PM

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