Future Friday VII | Mental Health & Technology – 30th May 2019

How can technology help support better mental health? Instead of building spaces that breed toxic behaviour like trolling and bullying, are there ways to use or design technology that instead encourage the values we want? Has the much vaunted decentralisation of access to information been delivered, and how much has it …

Future Friday VI | Narratives for Progress: Climate Change – 26th April 2019

Which narratives and ways of framing the seminal challenge of our age have the best chance of helping us meet that challenge, climate change? What are the psychological factors that make it difficult for us to address these large scale (and long time scale) issues and how can we best …

Future Friday V | Global Responsibility – 29th March 2019

How should (and do) current and near-future technology relate to the responsibility of peoples and states to other peoples and states? How can heavily developed countries help developing countries take up the best, and avoid the worst, of the technical means at our disposal? And what should we in the …

Future Friday IV | Design for Ethics: Culture and Technology – 22nd February 2019

How can we design technology and shape culture in such ways that they support and reinforce peoples’ intuitive ethics and empathy? The next discussion in the Future Fridays series takes place near Cambridge station from 6-8pm on the 22nd February 2019. Please contact us with some information about you and your …

Future Friday III | Technology and Persuasion: the State of the Art – 25th January 2019

How is technology changing the art of persuasion? Whether in the field of political campaigning or simply the wider consumerist culture, technology has a large role in supporting the practise of persuasion. What does this mean for democracy and society? The next discussion in the Future Fridays series takes place near …

Future Friday II: Public Service Internet – 30th November 2018

A civil society based in Cambridge, a community of practitioners and thinkers working around the intersections of technology, ethics, and society. After a successful launch at which we discussed Automation, the Future of Work, and UBI, our second event will have a loose theme of Public Service Internet, and will take place …

Future Friday I: Automation and the Future of Work – 26th October 2018

ANNOUNCING FUTURE FRIDAYS  A civil society based in Cambridge, a community of practitioners and thinkers working around the intersections of technology, ethics, and society. A small group of us in Cambridge felt that, across the world, technology’s rapid advance and adoption is having profound implications for democracy, society, and freedom. As a …