November 2008 Archives

Futures conferences

I’ve created a page for a calendar of relevant conferences and events. Futures, emerging technology, long-term thinking, etc. There are several conferences from 2008 that don’t yet have dates for 2009 so things are a bit blank but hopefully it will fill up.

The Pro-Actionary Principle

Kevin Kelly has written about the ‘Pro-Actionary Principle’, the idea that, simply, new technologies should be used to find out if they cause harm. This contradicts the more common ‘Precautionary Principle’ that suggests “a technology must be shown to do no harm before it is embraced”.

10 things 3D printers can do now

Apologies for the recent silence; I was ill and then woefully distracted. Let’s catch up.

Recent Entries

Bye for now
I’m going to stop posting things here. When I started up again a few months ago I had a fair… More…
Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation
I’m not clear whether this is new or not but, via the Futures weblog, the Ontario College of Art and… More…
Wrong Tomorrow
It’s getting linked to from many places today but that’s no reason not to mention it here… Wrong Tomorrow is… More…
ETech 09: The Real Time City
Andrea Vaccari, from Senseable City Lab, MIT, late on Wednesday aftenroon at ETech 09.… More…