Tag Archives: London Futurists

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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The probability of global catastrophe

Dear Futurists, No-one likes to contemplate the probability of global catastrophe. But that’s what I was asked to do, during a Virtual Enlightenment Salon on Sunday. The subject of the salon was “Reducing Existential Risk from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”. It … Continue reading

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To be human, today and tomorrow

Dear Futurists, 1.) International Technoprogressive Conference, Tues 22 Feb Friends of London Futurists in l’Association Fran├žoise Transhumanistes (Technoprog) are hosting an international online technoprogressive conference on Tuesday next week – 22nd February. (Sorry for the short notice!) The headline themes … Continue reading

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Assessing the rise of AGI

Dear Futurists, What emotions come to your mind when you think about the potential rise of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)? Are you filled with foreboding, or with excitement? Or maybe the idea strikes you as boring – because you think … Continue reading

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Debating priorities

Dear Futurists, Please find below a few quick notes ahead of the two London Futurists events that are taking place this week. 1.) Our first Twitter Space experiment – Tues 18 Jan Normally our online meetings are held on Zoom, … Continue reading

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