Author Archives: David Wood

Delusions, charlatans, and incantations

Dear Futurists, Delusions, charlatans, and incantations – these were three words used by the guest on the latest episode of London Futurists Podcast, as a description of important aspects of human nature. The guest went on to emphasise more positive … Continue reading

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A life far too short

Dear Futurists, 1.) Julian Snape RIP Many members of this community will remember Julian Snape, one of the pioneers of transhumanism and technoprogressive futurism in the UK. Sadly, Julian died on Monday, following a long battle with cancer. I’m told … Continue reading

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Four Saturdays, four events

Dear Futurists, Live webinars have been scheduled for each of the next four Saturdays. In each case, I believe the topic has deep importance for the public discussion about achieving better futures. All four events are scheduled to start at … Continue reading

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Are you prepared to meet the future?

Here’s news of what could be a life-changing opportunity in September 2023, provided by friends of London Futurists at Flux Trends. Africa, the continent with the youngest population in the world, is very literally the future. More specifically, South Africa, … Continue reading

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London Futurists chart toppers, 2022

Dear Futurists, Popularity isn’t always a clear sign of greater importance. But it can be a useful indicator. With that in mind, I share in this newsletter which videos, podcast episodes, and Vital Syllabus sections, have proven to be the … Continue reading

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Accelerating AI and accelerating events

Dear Futurists, It’s becoming clear to many members of the public that various AI models released in the last few months have striking new capabilities. I’ve seen comments on social media that people are finding that, at times, at least … Continue reading

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Migrations and new perspectives

Dear Futurists, We live in an era of frequent change. These changes extend to London Futurists as well, and to the broader futurist community. When done well, these changes provide important fresh perspectives and new opportunities. You can read some … Continue reading

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Three opportunities to meet offline

Dear Futurists, One side-effect of Covid is that all of us have learned how to benefit from online meetings. I regard the set of online webinars hosted by London Futurists since March 2020 as a veritable treasure trove. People located … Continue reading

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What’s a realistic substantive hope for the future?

Dear Futurists, It’s easy to offer a simple positive vision for the future. We might aspire for greater human flourishing, for an end to human divisiveness, and for the advent of sustainable superabundance. But things become harder when we need … Continue reading

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Preparing for the surge

Dear Futurists, 1.) Four meetups in the calendar After a period with only a few meetups taking place, we can now look forward to a mini-surge of activity over the next few weeks. The London Futurists calendar currently lists four … Continue reading

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