What we're about
We are fascinated by how technological advancement will shape the future, and the social, ethical and economic challenges humanity will face. Come talk about it with us!
We plan to hold regular meetups that introduce concepts relating to futurism, followed by an informal discussion on the subject. Probably followed by the pub :)
You can expect us to cover topics such as:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Universal Basic Income
- The technological singularity
- AR and VR
- Machine Learning
- Utopian and Dystopian scenarios
- Speculative fiction
- Anything featured in Black Mirror!
Pretty much the kinds of things you might find here https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/wiki/glossary
We aim to take an evidence-based approach and avoid pseudoscience. We believe social justice is important to a utopian future, and where appropriate will discuss intersections with feminism, racism, etc.
We value diversity and healthy debate is encouraged, but please do so in good faith and treat each other with respect. We haven't got our own website yet but our Code of Conduct will be the same as this one https://manchestertechnights.org/code-of-conduct/
Check out our podcast here https://soundcloud.com/manchester-futurists/
Join us to exercise your brain, discuss the future and meet people with a passion for technology!