RE: [bafuture] Celebrate Future Day via the Open Mike Future Salon
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<http://www.natasha.cc/> Natasha Vita-More
PhD Researcher, Univ. of Plymouth, UK
Co-Editor, The Transhumanist Reader
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Subject: [bafuture] Celebrate Future Day via the Open Mike Future Salon
Blog post with links: http://goo.gl/yjfk0
With all of our holidays we celebrate the past. Ben Goertzel had the
brilliant idea to celebrate the Future by making the 1st of March Future
Future Day is designed to center the impossible in the public mind once a
year as a temptation too delicious to resist.- Howard Bloom
1st of Mark aka Future Day is coming up next Thursday. Luck will have it
that I am in town. So let's celebrate Future Day with an Open Mike Future
It has the following simple format:
You have 5 minutes to introduce a theme that you feel passionate about and
that you believe will shape our future.
Right after there will be 5 minutes for a lively Q&A.
If the engagement in the room is high we may extend the Q&A time by another
I love this format, as people come up with ideas that are sometimes not
fully baked yet, no book has been published and the brain power in the room
really helps to develop the idea further and sometimes that dialog results
in the idea going into a totally different direction.
I will talk about Maker Lab School / Tinker School as I call them right now,
haven't found the right name yet for the idea to let our children solve real
world problems in school.
There will be a white board for you to put down your idea on Thursday
evening. If you can fill out the following form with your idea already, it
will help us with our planning. It guarantees you a spot in the lineup too.
Hope you have time and join Aslan and me this Thursday 1st of March at SAP
Labs in Palo Alto. There will be Coffee & Tea and Soft Drinks, we have not
secured funding for catering yet, so we may not have the amazing finger
food, beer and wine that we enjoyed all these years. The beauty is, that you
can bring some if you like and it may lead us to wrap up earlier to continue
the discussion at Pizza My Heart. Some say that is the best part of the
Future Salon anyway.
Spread the word. Join us Open Mike Future Salons 6:00pm to 8pm Future Day
1st of March. Afterwards the dialog will continue at Pizza My Heart on
University Avenue in Palo Alto.
SAP Labs North America, Building 1, Room: to be announced. There will be
signs. SAP is located at 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304[map].
Free and open to the public.
If you can't join in person, please join the webcast and online discussion
at https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/fs/ (We will relay your online questions to
Really excited and looking forward to see all of you there, Mark.
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