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The Creator Economy

Dates: March 31, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA

Paul Saffo

Paul Saffo will be presenting The Creator Economy on Tuesday March 31, 02015 at 7:30 pm at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center. See this page for more info and for tickets.

According to futurist (and Long Now board member) Paul Saffo, the ‘new economy” anticipated in the late 01990s is arriving late and in utterly unexpected ways. Social media, maker culture, the… read more

The Future of Robot Ethics, with Joanna Bryson

Dates: April 18, 2015
Location: London, UK

london_futurists

What will it mean for robots with AI (artificial intelligence) to become conscious, have emotions, and gain social responsibilities? Will they become moral subjects, with ethical obligations and rights?

In this presentation, Dr Joanna Bryson, Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, will review a number of key questions about the present and future relationship between humans and robots:

  • Setting aside Hollywood

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The Global Brain and the Future Information Society

Dates: June 3 – 7, 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria

Global Brain

Part of the IS4IS 2015 Summit Vienna, International Society for Information Studies.

“The Global Brain can be defined as the self-organizing network formed by all people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect and support them. As the Internet becomes faster, smarter, and more encompassing, it increasingly links its users into a single information processing system, which functions like a nervous system for the planet… read more

Transhuman Strategies

Dates: March 21, 2015
Location: San Jose, CA

Brighter Brains Institute is producing a “Transhuman Strategies” conference to explore these topics.

What are the transhuman Goals in the near future?
How can these transhuman ideas permeate the mainstream?
Are there ways transhumanism can assert itself in the political sphere?
How can transhumanist ideas and innovations create a better world now, for billions of people on Earth?

speakers:

  • Riva Melissa-Tez - Philosopher and Lecturer
  • Zoltan

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