Update: Moved from last month to this. Jamais wrote me that he is available next Thursday the 27thYes! Barring the zombie plague or meteor strike or military coup, of course.
Theme: With global warming and ongoing climate disruption posing a leadingthreat to how the next century unfolds, it's useful to look at theimplications of how we might choose to respond. Adopting a "scenarioplanning" approach, Jamais Cascio looks at four different possibleways we could tackle climate risks -- and the kinds of worlds thatthese choices might create. From geoengineering to distributed power,hyper-efficient buildings to reimagined cities, the various possiblestrategies we might employ offer a diversity of complex risks andtransformative benefits.
Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologiesand cultural transformation, focusing on the importance of long-term,systemic thinking. He speaks around the world on issues including theglobal environment, technological transformation, and politicalchange. In 2003, Cascio co-founded WorldChanging.com, the award-winning website identifying models, tools, and ideas for building a"bright green" future. In March, 2006, he started OpenTheFuture.com ashis online home. Cascio presently serves as a research affiliate atthe Institute for the Future, as the Director of Impacts Analysis forThe Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, and as a founding fellow atthe Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
A Future Salon has the following structure: 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP. From 7-9+ pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross or Cafeteria depending on how many people sign up. SAP is located at 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 map As always free and open to the public, spread the news.
Official Website: http://futuresalon.org
Added by finnern on February 16, 2008