APF London Gathering - CAN TECHNOLOGY MAKE CAPITALISM MORE DEMOCRATIC

  • 30 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • THECUBE London Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street, E1 6BJ London, United Kingdom

Registration

  • Futurists, non-members, are welcome to come, with registration.


CAN TECHNOLOGY MAKE CAPITALISM MORE DEMOCRATIC


30th September 2016 (7pm)

In the west democracy and economics have been heavy entwined. The poorer you are the less you will experience democracy whilst the wealthier you are the more you are able to influence democracy.

Technology is changing this dynamic, “by creating millions of networked people, financially exploited but with the whole of human intelligence one thumb-swipe away, info-capitalism has created a new agent of change in history: the educated and connected human being.”

Furthermore, economist Dr. Weinstein predicts the end of 20th-century style capitalism being brought about not by a competing ideology but instead by changing technology.

We will be discussing how the relationship between democracy and capitalism is being changed due to technology.

This event in another a collaboration with the community of co-workers, co-researchers at The Cube London 

The Cube is located near Spitalfields Market very near Shoreditch, Liverpool Street Station and plenty of good pubs and restaurants. 

Description

We will have a chair opening statement followed by short speaker statements before opening the floor for discussion.

The programme is

1845: doors open
1900: Introductions and opening remarks
1910: Roundtable discussion
2030: end

Post event - The Commercial Tavern across the road if people would like to discuss further. Address: 142-144 Commercial St, London E1 6NU

This roundtable discussion is a collaboration between the Association of Professional Futurists and THECUBE London.  

Event sign up is through Billetto managed by THECUBE London.  

For questions, contact Nick Price

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