Author Archives: David Wood

The Good Generation

Dear Futurists, 1.) The Good Generation The Good Generation is a plan for the whole world to agree on a new set of values, virtues and skills that every country on earth will teach its children. This way, we’ll raise … Continue reading

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Alternative pasts, alternative futures

Dear Futurists 1.) The pandemic that should never have happened It’s the view of the speaker at tomorrow’s London Futurists webinar, journalist Debora MacKenzie, that COVID-19 is “the pandemic that never should have happened”. In the five weeks since tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Anticipating jerks

Dear Futurists, One view of technological progress – and the consequent impact on society – is that it takes place reasonably constantly. Another view is that the pace of technological progress is increasing steadily, moving along something like an exponential … Continue reading

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TransTech Conference 2020: great news + discount code

Dear Futurists If you’re the founder or investor of a wellbeing/tech company, or an innovator looking for your next big idea, I suggest you read on. Especially if you’re interested in opportunities to connect with other inspiring people in this … Continue reading

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Biomarkers and interventions

Dear Futurists, 1.) Biomarkers and interventions “You’re looking good”, we sometimes say, when meeting someone and hearing how old they are. “Fifty two years old, eh? You don’t look a day over forty two!” On other occasions, we might whisper … Continue reading

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Foresight Around The Clock

Dear Futurists There have been no London Futurists events recently, as I’ve been concentrating on a number of related projects. I’ll share more details of these projects when the time is right. In the meantime, London Futurists is pleased to … Continue reading

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Beyond wishful thinking

Dear Futurists, We’ve grown used to the dramatic contributions made by startups toward building a better world. The story is familiar. A small group of passionate people cluster together, driven by a conviction that they have something special to offer … Continue reading

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Changing fundamentals

Dear Futurists, 1.) Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death – 13th July Consider four of the fundamentals of life: giving birth, eating food, intimate personal relations, and dying. Consider also that various entrepreneurs and technologists are … Continue reading

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The liberties that matter most

Dear Futurists 1.) Futurism in a time of growing fear The last few weeks have given people many reasons to be fearful. First, there’s fear that we – or our friends or family members – may be struck down by … Continue reading

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Regulating the rise of technology

Dear Futurists, The topic of “ethical AI” arises in many discussions these days. I confess that I am often frustrated by these discussions. They can seem a bit abstract or other-worldly. So let me offer my own views on “ethical … Continue reading

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