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Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith

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David Wood's introduction to the London Futurists meetup on 21st Sept 2013: "Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith" - http://londonfuturists.com/2013/08/30/futurism-spirituality-and-faith/

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Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith

  1. 1. #LonFut 1 Carl Youngblood www.londonfuturists.com Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith 2pm, Saturday, September 21, 2013 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square Gennaro Giannini Imtiaz Salam Giulio Prisco http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/
  2. 2. #LonFut 2 David Wood @dw2 Chair, London Futurists Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith www.londonfuturists.com
  3. 3. #LonFut 3 www.londonfuturists.com Serious analysis of radical scenarios for the next 3 - 40 years What is technically feasible? What is desirable? How can we enable & accelerate the desirable scenarios? and
  4. 4. #LonFut 4 Techo-progressive mechanisms to improve ourselves, society, humanity…?  Technology  Engineering  Scientific enquiry  Critical thinking  Education  Rationality
  5. 5. #LonFut 5 Techo-progressive mechanisms to improve ourselves, society, humanity…?  Technology  Engineering  Scientific enquiry  Critical thinking  Education  Rationality  Spirituality  Intuition  Age-old wisdom  Meditation  Religion  Faith
  6. 6. #LonFut 6 Techo-progressive mechanisms to improve ourselves, society, humanity…?  Technology  Engineering  Scientific enquiry  Critical thinking  Education  Rationality  Spirituality  Intuition  Meditation  Age-old wisdom  Religion  Faith Community Passion Energy Irrationality? Mind power? Other worldly?
  7. 7. #LonFut 7 The role of faith in the modern world? http://blog.lifeway.com /lifewayresearch/2013 /09/13/many- americans-link-u-s- military-strike-in-syria- to-end-times/ “I believe the battles in Syria are all part of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation”: 32% of 1,001 Americans replied ‘Yes’
  8. 8. #LonFut 8 Techno-progressive approaches to movements that promote spirituality and faith 1. Ignore or sidestep them? 2. Oppose them? 3. Seek positive dialog / mutual insight? 4. Imitate aspects? 5. Collaborate with (common cause)? 6. Merge with and transform? Community Passion Energy Irrationality? Mind power? Other worldly?
  9. 9. #LonFut 9 Carl Youngblood www.londonfuturists.com Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith 2pm, Saturday, September 21, 2013 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square Gennaro Giannini Imtiaz Salam Giulio Prisco http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/
  10. 10. #LonFut 10 What can ‘interested people’ do, to accelerate radical healthy longevity? 7pm, Sunday, September 29, 2013 Hangout On Air – live on YouTube Franco Cortese Aubrey de GreyIlia Stambler Maria Konovalenko www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/
  11. 11. #LonFut 11 www.londonfuturists.com The Energy of Nations: Risk blindness and the road to renaissance with Jeremy Leggett 2pm, Saturday October 5, 2013 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/
  12. 12. #LonFut 12 www.londonfuturists.com Secularism, Liberalism, and the Human Future: Emerging Technologies and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies with Russell Blackford 2pm, Saturday November 9, 2013 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/
  13. 13. #LonFut 13 Carl Youngblood www.londonfuturists.com Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith 2pm, Saturday, September 21, 2013 Birkbeck College, Torrington Square Gennaro Giannini Imtiaz Salam Giulio Prisco http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/

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