The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Hidden and powerful and growing worldwide at twice the rate of the legal economy, "deviant globalization" is described by Nils Gilman as "human trafficking, drug dealing, gun running, cross-border waste disposal, organ trading, sex tourism, money laundering, transnational gangs, piracy (both intellectual and physical), and so on." He adds: "The structure of the current global economy is not designed for equitable, plodding growth; it's designed to reward opportunistic, risk-seeking innovators. Were one to construct an investment portfolio of illicit businesses, it would no doubt outperform Wall Street."
In some parts of the world, with the decline of state sovereignty and growth of grassroots communication technology, outlaw organizations are taking over statelike duties.
Trained as an historian, Nils Gilman is a consultant at Global Business Network/Monitor for licit organizations, including the US intelligence community. He is co-author of the forthcoming book, Deviant Globalization.
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
Monday May 3, 02010
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Advance Tickets Recommended
Tickets are $10
The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
Official Website: http://longnow.org/seminars/02010/may/03/deviant-globalization/
Added by Long Now on April 6, 2010