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Mark Pesce - Interview - The Next Billion Seconds (Unintentionally) Videoed in BladeRunner-Green!

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Published on Jun 28, 2012

Apologies for the green hue... an anomaly with my video capture software. If we get a chance, we might do another one and post it up. In any case, some have said they like the BladeRunner-green. Just pretend you are watching on an old 80's apple monitor, or an old sci-fi movies idea of what comms would be like a century from now.
Mark Pesce will be speaking at the Singularity Summit Australia 2012 on Aug 18-19. http://2012.singularitysummit.com.au
- Introduction
- Book: The Next Billion Seconds - http://thenextbillionseconds.com/
- Summit Talk: "Mid-Singular" - what does it mean?
- What does it mean to be a futurist?
- Is futurism a workable profession?

- In a consumer society, the pedigree of prediction is selected for short term (i.e. decisions about marketing and products that can be consumed near term). What is are the similarities and differences between A) a futurists role in forecasting 2 or 3 year time horizons for instance for main stream businesses, and B) forecasting 10 to 25 year effects of technology on society?

- What methodologies do you employ to make more useful forecasts than one would if relying on general intuition, common sense or rules of thumb?

- Are there any ideas that you held close to your heart about the future that subsequent research has overturned?

- What specific progress in thinking about the future have you made over the past five years?

- What is wrong and or missing from the discussions that policy makers are having about the future?
- What is wrong with the way the average layman makes predictions about the future?
- Little brothers and sisters, and the participatory panopticon
- Social systems in the future

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