3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

Hi Futurists,

Weblog post with links: http://www.futuresalon.org/2005/12/raising_collect.html

"The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better." It is about time.

The person who coined that sentence, Doug Engelbart, is actually feeling better and is looking forward with new enthusiasm to the continuation of the Collective IQ Future Salon from last year. Check out the video on the Internet Archive. Doug did too :-)

One thing came out of my November Future Salon announcement that Firefox founder Blake Ross and Doug are connected now. Doug has a couple of ideas for some Firefox improvements and Blake is interested to hear his thoughts. May be they will have talked already until Friday the 20th of January. Wouldn't that be amazing if they would announce something at the Future Salon?

Please RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/8zevs for the event. It's free.

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Details: Future Salon Friday 20th of January. It 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 Cafeteria, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] As always the event is free and open to the public spread the word. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities.

Please RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/8zevs

The event will be Webcasted check the Large Scale Collective IQ Wiki for the details and we will have an IRC chat too: Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #futuresalon

Something new is that we will also stream the video into Second Life on Democracy Island. We will have three screens, one showing Doug's presentation, one for the chat and a view into Second Life. Comments made in Second Life will be part of the chat screen. Or that is the current plan.

Update: We will set up the presenation by doing something that is called Conversation Cafe at the begining from 6:30 to 7:30. We will discuss in small groups about what we can do to collectively get better at understanding and solving complex problems? Pleas join us.

Added by finnern on November 25, 2005