Author Archives: David Wood

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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Request for debaters (and more)

Dear Futurists. 1.) Request for debaters for event on 6th August On the evening of Monday 6th August, London Futurists in partnership with the Great Debaters Club will be holding a formal debate on the motion “A digital dictatorship will create … Continue reading

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Opportunity for young futurists (and more)

Dear Futurists, 1.) The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award Are you – or do you know someone fitting the description of – a “next generation practitioner” of foresight? If so, there’s a prize of $25,000 that could be within … Continue reading

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London Futurists news, 20 Jun 2018

Dear Futurists, 1.) Nesta FutureFest discount code Will technology control us? Or can we control technology? Is democracy broken? If so, how can we fix it? Can we protect our planet… by reforming the economy? Can we rebuild our cities… … Continue reading

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Futurist activity at London Tech Week and beyond

Dear Futurists, As I write these words, London Tech Week is well under way. An estimated 55 thousand participants from 90+ countries are taking part in what is said to be over 300 tech-related events in and around London this … Continue reading

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Two days to UBIA2018 – and other news

Dear Futurists 1.) UBIA2018, this Saturday, 2nd June In two days time (as I write these words), many London Futurists will be participating in a set of discussions about UBI and alternatives – discussions catalysed by a range of presentations … Continue reading

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