Zoe Leonard, 9 Mar 2017
We wanted a place where we could discuss the impact of technology on society, and how we might nudge things towards utopia and away from dystopia! You can expect us to cover topics such as:
Pretty much the kinds of things you might find here https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/wiki/glossary
Rosie Campbell and Ahmed Razek - Founders of Manchester Futurists
We aim to take an evidence-based approach and avoid pseudoscience. We believe social justice is important to a utopian future, and where appropriate will discuss intersections with feminism, racism, etc.
Last week we held our inaugural meetup, where we discussed the ‘technological singularity’, 97 members attended the meetup.
I gave a short presentation introducing the technological singularity, just in case some people weren’t familiar with the term.
We then broke into groups to discuss things in more detail.
The themes were:
Each came with sub-questions as starting points for discussion.
Congratulations Rosie and Ahmed on setting up a fantastic discussion group. If you have found news on this group interesting and you would like to get involved dicussing how technological advancement will shape the future, and the social, ethical and economic challenges humanity will face, you can join Manchester Futurists at meetup.com/Manchester-Futurists.