Blog post with links:
Jamais wasn't able to do it last month, this is why we moved it to
next Thursday 27th 6pm SAP Labs Palo Alto. He wrote me: Yes! Barring
the zombie plague or meteor strike or military coup, of course.
World Changing used to be one of my favorite blogs. I would guess who
wrote the post while reading it. The most insightful ones where always
written by Jamais Cascio. He moved on to post on his own blog: Open
the Future. His most famous post is the calculation of the carbon
footprint of the production and consumption of one cheeseburger.
He was also one of the first regulars coming to the Future Salon, when
we were just a couple of people sitting in a circle at the Barnes and
Noble in San Mateo. After a while the long drive from a bit beyond
East Bay was to much.
This is why I am super happy that Jamais will be talking about Green
Tomorrows at our Future Salon on Thursday the 28th of February.
Abstract of his talk:
With global warming and ongoing climate disruption posing a leading
threat to how the next century unfolds, it's useful to look at the
implications of how we might choose to respond. Adopting a "scenario
planning" approach, Jamais Cascio looks at four different possible
ways we could tackle climate risks -- and the kinds of worlds that
these choices might create. From geoengineering to distributed power,
hyper-efficient buildings to reimagined cities, the various possible
strategies we might employ offer a diversity of complex risks and
Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging chnologies
and cultural transformation, focusing on the importance of long-term,
systemic thinking. He speaks around the world on issues including the
global environment, technological transformation, and political
change. 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 as his online home. Cascio presently serves as a
research affiliate at the Institute for the Future, as the Director of
Impacts Analysis for The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, and as
a founding fellow at the 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. Please RSVP: http://snurl.com/2252c
See you all there, Mark.