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February 06, 2008

Green Tomorrows Future Salon Thursday 28th

Jamais_cascioWorld Changing used to be one of my favorite blogs. I would guess who wrote the post while reading it. The most insightful ones where always written by Jamais Cascio. He moved on to post on his own blog: Open the Future. His most famous post is the calculation of the carbon footprint of the production and consumption of one cheeseburger.

He was also one of the first regulars coming to the Future Salon, when we were just a couple of people sitting in a circle at the Barnes and Noble in San Mateo. After a while the long drive from a bit beyond East Bay was to much.

This is why I am super happy that Jamais will be talking about Green Tomorrows at our Future Salon on Thursday the 28th of February. Abstract of his talk:

With global warming and ongoing climate disruption posing a leading
threat to how the next century unfolds, it's useful to look at the
implications of how we might choose to respond. Adopting a "scenario
planning" approach, Jamais Cascio looks at four different possible
ways we could tackle climate risks -- and the kinds of worlds that
these choices might create. From geoengineering to distributed power,
hyper-efficient buildings to reimagined cities, the various possible
strategies we might employ offer a diversity of complex risks and
transformative benefits.

Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies
and cultural transformation, focusing on the importance of long-term,
systemic thinking. He speaks around the world on issues including the
global environment, technological transformation, and political
change. In 2003, Cascio co-founded WorldChanging.com, the award-
winning website identifying models, tools, and ideas for building a
"bright green" future. In March, 2006, he started OpenTheFuture.com as
his online home. Cascio presently serves as a research affiliate at
the Institute for the Future, as the Director of Impacts Analysis for
The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, and as a founding fellow at
the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

A Future Salon has the following structure: 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP. From 7-9+ pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross or Cafeteria depending on how many people sign up. SAP is located at 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 map As always free and open to the public, spread the news.  Please RSVP: http://snurl.com/fs0208

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