Worldwide Future Day kicks off at noon March 1 in New Zealand
February 28, 2014
“The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed,” William Gibson famously said. Future Day aims to do something about that.
The global event begins at noon March 1 in New Zealand (6 PM Friday Feb. 28 in New York), when Stephanie Pride of the World Futures Studies Federation launches the Future Day Google Hangout, and continues in cities around the world.
Groups in dozens of locations are participating, including Beijing, New Delhi, Rome, London, Melbourne, Dubai, Berlin, Tokyo, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris, Nawabganj (Kanpur, India), São Paulo, Stockholm, and Edmonton; and in Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, Israel, and Iran.
U.S. locations include Hawaii, Los Angeles, Thanksgiving Point (Utah), Seattle, Springfield (Illinois), San Francisco (@BIL), Washington, D.C., and Piedmont, California (Transhuman Visions 2.0 conference).
KurzweilAI has also contacted DJ Steve Aoki. who will be performing Saturday in Sao Paulo and Votuporanga, Brazil.*
Tweet: @futureday @MillenniumProj #FutureDay
* UPDATE Feb. 28 10:48 PM EST: This just in from DJ Steve Aoki, in Sao Paulo, Brazil for his concert Saturday: “It’s no secret that I’m fascinated by future technology and science. We need to do everything in our power to make the future a radically better place, by any means necessary.” Links:
UPDATE Mar 1 12:31 AM EST: World Future Day Meetups