Our second podcast episode is out! You can listen here Or find us on iTunes, Stitcher and PocketCasts by searching for ‘Manchester Futurists’. This time, we chat to David Wood; chair of London Futurists, technology pioneer, and renowned speaker and writer. David joined us to talk about the future of politics. We discuss the recent political surprises such as Trump and Brexit, how this relates to futurism, how optimistic he is about the future, and what we can do now.Read More →

For our second meetup we hosted David Wood, chair of London Futurists and renowned futurist writer and speaker. Everything ready for @dw2's talk on the future of politics! #mcrfuturists pic.twitter.com/hw3ezCZBJD — Manchester Futurists (@mcrfuturists) March 24, 2017 This time, instead of a workshop session we had a longer talk followed by questions and networking. David spoke to us about his vision for the future of politics, and introduced the idea of ‘techno-progressivism’. As he described it, techno-progressivism is not about using the accelerator to blindly push technology onwards, nor is it about slamming on the breaks; it’s about using the pedals and steering sensibly toRead More →

Last week we held our inaugural meetup, where we discussed the ‘technological singularity’. Despite storm Doris attempting to foil our plans, we had a pretty decent turn out! Room filing up nicely @mcrfuturists #mcrfuturists pic.twitter.com/qDbhl24aBl — Rick Threlfall (@rick_threlfall) February 23, 2017 I gave a short presentation introducing the technological singularity, just in case some people weren’t familiar with the term. After the talk it was time for some tasty refreshments! We then broke into groups to discuss things in more detail. The themes were: Human Psychology Technical Possibilities Immediate Action Each came with sub-questions as starting points for discussion. On to the discussion topics @mcrfuturistsRead More →

Our first podcast is out! You can listen here Or find us on iTunes, Stitcher and PocketCasts by searching for ‘Manchester Futurists’. This time, we discuss AI and its implications. With wine. We cover: What is AI? Ethical considerations Neural networksRead More →