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Radical Technologies – with Adam Greenfield

27 July 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Description

Virtual Futures presents leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield on his field manual to the Radical Technologies that are transforming our lives.

We’re told that innovations—from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars—will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human.

Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield’s timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

In coversation with Luke Robert Mason (Director, Virtual Futures).

Ticket Information

Discounts are available for students, early career researchers & journalists.

Contact info@virtualfutures.co.uk for Promo Codes.

Tickets are FREE for LIBRARY Club Members.

About the Venue

The LIBRARY Club. Find out more: http://LIB-RARY.com

 

About Our Partner

 

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English- speaking world. Find out more: http://VersoBooks.com

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Details

Date:
27 July 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

LIBRARY (The Main Room)
112 St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BD United Kingdom

Organiser

Virtual Futures

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