Tag Archives: London Futurists

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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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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Anticipating combinations

Dear Futurists, The future isn’t the outcome of a single trend, working in isolation. The biggest changes often occur when multiple trends combine, altering each other in the process. Consider how the spread of the COVID pandemic has led to … Continue reading

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Managing the magical money tree?

Dear Futurists, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Any advocate of greater public funding for the welfare state has to be ready with an answer to the above remark, which is based … Continue reading

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A dangerous thing

Dear Futurists, A little learning is a dangerous thing. That warning dates from 1711, in an extended poem by the essayist Alexander Pope. Some three centuries later, danger abounds in the advice from numerous people who, alas, have latched onto … Continue reading

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Disease, aging, and health – English and French

Dear Futurists, This first newsletter of 2021 has news about some forthcoming events and projects organised in London, Paris, and Brussels. 1.) The future of the science of aging – 23rd Jan Tomorrow, Saturday 23rd January, sees the first London … Continue reading

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Reinventing democracy, reinventing education

Dear Futurists, 1.) Reinventing democracy “An evolved system of liberal government that incorporates direct citizen participation in policy decision-making, while adopting and using human-centric automation technologies to provide equal opportunities for personal and collective growth and economic development.” That’s how … Continue reading

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The Good Generation

Dear Futurists, 1.) The Good Generation The Good Generation is a plan for the whole world to agree on a new set of values, virtues and skills that every country on earth will teach its children. This way, we’ll raise … Continue reading

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Alternative pasts, alternative futures

Dear Futurists 1.) The pandemic that should never have happened It’s the view of the speaker at tomorrow’s London Futurists webinar, journalist Debora MacKenzie, that COVID-19 is “the pandemic that never should have happened”. In the five weeks since tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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