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Freethinkers - World History Part 8 - Recommendations for the Future
This event is part 8 in the World History Lecture series I've been doing this year. In the previous lectures I've tried to summarise the most significant cultural, social and geopolitical events that occurred in each time period based on empirical evidence, reason, logic and some conjecture. The previous lecture was my speculation on future geopolitical events. I tried to extrapolate years and decades into the future based on the patterns, cycles and reoccurring structures I've observed in the past. Based on all that, where we have come from and where we will likely go, I will give my personal opinions on what should be done based on my own bias world-view and value system. Freethinkers in a regular Zeitgeist Movement event where we discuss topics related to: Science, Technology, Nature and Sustainability. As you can imagine this is quite open-ended. A wide variety of topics end up being discussed. Topics we have covered in the past include: critical thinking, cryptocurrency & blockchain technology, environmental sustainability, internet freedom, economic inequality, universal basic income & technological unemployment, direct democracy, evolution, how money works, artificial intelligence, cognitive biases, nonviolent communication, the Scientific Method, History and more! No topic need be too sacred. No idea above questioning. The point of this meetup is not only to hang out with like minded people and have fun on a Saturday or Sunday night ;) but also to learn something new and to genuinely intellectually explore ideas. This means taking offence isn’t adequate grounds for objecting to an idea. Your ideas and worldview will be challenged. But it is all in the spirit of fun and getting closer to the truth not about being right or wrong. If you’re getting a bit squeamish thinking this event is going to be super serious then relax it’s fun and all people and ideas are welcome. :)

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    The title of this meetup has recently been changed to "Movements for Global Sustainability" to be more inclusive of other Global Sustainability organisations in Brisbane, including The Zeitgeist Movement, Free Thinkers, and Social Ecology Brisbane.

    This meetup provides a place for international sustainability advocacy organizations which urge a global transition to better society and superior economic models beyond capitalism, hierarchy and artificial scarcity.

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    * Sustainability / ecology* The scientific method* Direct democracy * Liberatory technology* Social movements through history* Natural and artificial scarcity * Education * Quality of life* The concept of Utopia... and more ..!

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