Future Day Melbourne 2017


WHERE: The Bull & Bear Tavern - 347 Flinders Lane (btw Queen and Elizabeth streets) Melbourne

* 6.00 General Networking - Meet & Greet
* 6.15 Intro & Welcome
* 6.25 Noushin Shabab (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noushin-shabab-3926bb77/) 'The Evolution of Cybersecurity - Looking Towards 2045' (Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab) - 20mins
* 6.50 Dushan Phillips (http://dushanphilips.com/) - To be what one is.. - 20 min
* 7.10 - break
* 7.20 Luke James (https://futureparty.nationbuilder.com/support_luke_james) (Science Party Melbourne) a (nonpartisan) talk about promises and pitfalls of government and future technology - 20 mins
* 7.45 Patrick Poke (https://www.livewiremarkets.com/profiles/patrick-poke) - The Future of Finance - 20 mins
* 8.10 There will also be discussion on the up and coming March for Science in Melbourne! (https://www.meetup.com/Science-Technology-and-the-Future/events/237390215/) (April 22nd) - 10 - 15 mins
* 8.15 Potential Panel on 'Turning ideas for the future into action' with speakers (if there is time)

More details (Including Synopsis/Abstracts) here: http://www.scifuture.org/future-day-melbourne-2017/

WHEN - Wednesday March 1st[masked]pm

"Humanity is on the edge of understanding that our future will be astoundingly different from the world we’ve lived in these last several generations. Accelerating technological change is all around us, and transformative solutions are near at hand for all our problems, if only we have the courage to see them. Future Day helps us to foresee our personal potentials, and acknowledge that we have the power to pull together and push our global system to a whole new level of collective intelligence, resiliency, diversity, creativity, and adventure. Want to help build a more foresighted culture? Don’t wait for permission, start celebrating it now!" - John Smart

“The human animal evolved to survive and flourish in a world that didn’t change very much or very rapidly. But thanks to our own wonderful intellectual and cultural advancement, we find ourselves instead in a world of accelerating change. To deal with this situation effectively, we need to re-focus our minds, individually and collectively, on the future rather than the past. We need to embrace the wild uncertainty and promise of the future with both rationality and imagination. And we need to do it now! Future Day is one step — maybe an important one — in the process of humanity reorienting itself toward accelerating change and future-awareness. After all, we already have a heck of a lot of holidays focusing on the past — it’s about time for one that focuses on the future!" - Ben Goertzel

"Let’s aim for something better than a default future. The change we can make is in the present – we can work towards achieving our intended futures now by shaping the contexts in which we will be able to solve our most complex problems in this increasingly nonlinear and rapidly changing world." - Adam Ford

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