Author Archives: David Wood

Opportunity to speak: Humanity+ @ London

Since 1998, the TransVision conference series has been advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities and transcend limitations. 19 years since TransVision was last held in London, Humanity+ and London Futurists are bringing TransVision 2019 to London, … Continue reading

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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 What are the factors that prevent sufficient attention … Continue reading

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The future of London Futurists

Dear Futurists A change of direction With London Futurists approaching its eleventh anniversary of its formation, it’s time for a change of direction. In the early days of London Futurists, few other groups gave serious attention to the themes we … Continue reading

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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 of the Millennium Project. The Millennium Project (MP) was set up in 1996 with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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London Futurists news, 3 Aug 2018

Dear Futurists 1.) Digital Dictatorship vs. Democracy, Mon 6 Aug The algorithms employed in present-day digital technology have been found guilty from time to time of biases, prejudices, and weird misunderstanding – sometimes with serious consequences. But as futurists, we … Continue reading

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Accelerating a positive future with blockchain?

Dear Futurists, I’ll be taking part in an event in Imperial College on Thursday 26th July. It’s the first event of a newly created meetup, “#TrustlessEcosystems: platforms empowered by AI & blockchain”. Following some discussions with Laura Degiovanni, the organiser … Continue reading

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