Category Archives: Newsletter

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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Bumper news catch-up

Dear Futurists, There’s lots of big news to share. Indeed, there’s so much big news pending that I’m going to break it up into a number of separate newsletters over the next few weeks. This time around, I’ll start with … Continue reading

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Leverage points, misunderstandings, fascinations, and missed opportunities

Dear Futurists, After a break of several weeks (more about that below), here are a few news items that may interest you – starting with our event tomorrow (Saturday 23rd July). 1.) Artificial Intelligence and You Our guest tomorrow is … Continue reading

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Key questions and key answers

Dear Futurists, Two of the most important questions facing all of us just now are: How can we learn new skills? How can we pass on to others the skills that we know? What prevents us learning new skills is … Continue reading

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Better videos for a better future

Dear Futurists, We’re all influenced by the images, narratives, and videos we encounter. Sometimes we’re consciously aware of the influence, but there’s often an “under the radar” connection that reprograms us subconsciously. In particular, when we encounter specific images, narratives, … Continue reading

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Futurist feedback – “fun, frightening and fruitful”

Dear Futurists, 1.) More feedback on ‘Future Superhuman’ More feedback for the book Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century, has steadily been accumulating since the London Futurists webinar with the same name as the book was first … Continue reading

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Controversies over “control”

Dear Futurists, I’ve received varying feedback about the title of the event we’re holding tomorrow. Some of you like the title: “How might we control AI, before AI controls us?” You accept the need to apply restrictions to AI. But … Continue reading

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Our make-or-break century

Dear Futurists, “Staying as we are” isn’t a viable option for us humans in the remainder of this century. Nor is there an option to somehow revert to an imagined earlier, simpler form of human civilisation. Fast-changing technology and global … Continue reading

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The noise and the signal

Dear Futurists, Never in human history has there been so much noise. I’m referring, not to auditory bangs and crashes, but to informational noise – to the flurry of ideas that can saturate our minds and leave us psychologically deafened. … Continue reading

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AGI: the best opportunities and the worst threats?

Dear Futurists, Our event this Saturday provides a window into the fascinating – and sometimes provocative – insights arising from the recent survey “The Rise and Implications of AGI”. As a reminder, the survey was jointly organised by Fast Future, … Continue reading

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