Category Archives: Newsletter

Accelerating the 2nd Copernican Revolution

Dear Futurists, Before Copernicus, it was generally believed that everything revolved around the Earth. The Sun was, in that conception, just another heavenly sphere (albeit with some special qualities). But then Copernicus boldly placed the Sun at the centre of … Continue reading

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From Big Data to Wise Data?

Dear Futurists, We tend to be conflicted about “big data”. The phrase evokes thoughts of “big brother”, as in the dystopian image of “big brother is watching you”. Our concern is not only that we might be watched, but that … Continue reading

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Anticipating new kinds of minds

Dear Futurists, Technology seems to be on a trajectory to change… everything. It’s already changing the human mind, bending and stretching our consciousness in new ways. It’s also giving rise to artificial minds – extensive software systems running on vast … Continue reading

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A Golden Age of Rejuvenation Publishing?

Dear Futurists, We’re living in a time when more and more books are being published about human rejuvenation. These books address the scientific possibilities of reversing aging, and progress made in turning these scientific ideas into therapies that are practical … Continue reading

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Deepening the foresight conversation

Dear Futurists, Regular readers of this newsletter will know that I’m keen to find ways to extend and deepen the ground-breaking discussions that often take place in London Futurists webinars. These webinars draw to a close after 90 minutes, often … Continue reading

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Anticipating a sea-change in public attitude

Dear Futurists, What changes the world? Sometimes an individual person can change the world. Consider Napoleon, Margaret Thatcher, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King, Catherine the Great, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Sometimes an invention changes the world. Consider the printing … Continue reading

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Vital Foresight: open preview

Dear Futurists, Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the pleasure to receive a number of very helpful pieces of feedback on the draft content of my forthcoming new book, Vital Foresight: The Case for Active Transhumanism. That feedback has … Continue reading

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Anticipating a decade of increased dissonance

Dear Futurists, Please find below some news about events or projects that may interest you. 1.) The 2020s: A decade of cognitive dissonance Cognitive dissonance is when there’s evidence that life is different from what we were expecting, or were … Continue reading

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Futurism on a Sunday morning

Dear Futurists, Yes, I know it’s actually a Saturday morning as I write and distribute this newsletter, whereas the headline refers to Sunday morning. The headline refers to a new experiment for London Futurists, taking place tomorrow, which is to … Continue reading

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The future starts today

Dear Futurists, Please find below news on events and projects that may interest you. 1.) The future starts today – Sat 24th April We all have a choice. We can let the future happen to us. After all, life keeps … Continue reading

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