16 Feb Upgrade the Brain?

During the February 2016 edition of the Virtual Futures Salon (in partnership with NERRI Project) we were introduced to Neurostimulation and the different new ways in which we are seeking to develop and change our brains to perform longer, better and in more fun ways. It seems that after centuries of evolution we are resorting to the technological developments rather than letting evolution take its course.

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01 Aug Virtual Futures ’95: Internet and Comms Today

Virtual Futures '95, held at Warwick University, assembled some of the greatest philosophers, futurologists and seers from across the globe, to discuss the implications of new and future communications technologies on society, politics and self-mutilation! For all of the intellectual fluff conferences like these produce, Virtual Futures '95 proved to be one of the most exciting events held this year. This was no hardware show, there were no revolutionary pieces of technology on display, nor any hard sell - this was pure 'ramification', thoughts on the consequences of revolutionary technology. As such there was a fair amount of science fiction and humbug.

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25 May Wire up, jack in, and mutate

Ben Greenaway asks: how willing are you to prepare for a future where only those who fully embrace technology will survive. "THE MELTDOWN of metropolitan education systems in the near future is accompanied by the quasi-punctual bottom-up takeover of academic institutions, precipitating their mutation into amnesiac cataspace-exploration zones and bases for manufacturing cyberian soft-weaponry." This quote, from a presentation at Virtual Futures 1994, sums it all up rather nicely. Eric Cassidy, Otto Imken and Dan O'Hara, three post-graduates at Warwick University in the Philosophy and Literature departments, are currently in the final stages of organising VF95. When it happens, you'll be

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