The history of mankind and society - then looking to the future where dataism ousts the need for humans
How will society cope with people living forever? If society doesn't survive, then you don't survive... technology giveth, and technology taketh away!
Lots in the news at the moment about AI and robots taking over our jobs - but if Ian Pearson is right that we'll soon be able to live comfortably with no pension then maybe we won't need one? Maybe everybody will be part of a world parliament or an "internet of people" (IOP) - I'm trademarking that one!!
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Looking to the future impact of technology on society and heatlh and everything
Science fiction book about climate changes written by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Annual conference by the International Longevity Centre (virtual)
UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, and what happens next
How does society react when the vision of biological immortality has become reality, but has not yet fully arrived?
Society Blog Posts
Doomsday clock - 100 ticks away from midnight
Guardian - 23-Jan-2020
Too close to our own end and still we are not doing enough to prevent itRead more...
Manmade glacier stores water to be used during low rainfall
New Scientist - 22-Jan-2020
Melting of natural glaciers has become erratic due to climate changeRead more...
Computers and robots could automate 1.5 million jobs
BBC - 25-Mar-2019
Percentage of workers in primary industry massively reduced in last century - not necessarily a bad thingRead more...
Billionaires accumulating more wealth and youthfulness
Telegraph - 07-Mar-2019
Automation and longevity therapies may amplify social disparitiesRead more...
What if the rich lived forever?
Korea Times - 19-Aug-2018
New research may promote social inequality by allowing the rich live foreverRead more...