The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Adrian Hon presents A History of the Future in 100 Objects

When
Wed Jul 16
Where
SF Jazz Center
Time
7:30 pm-9:00pm
Cost
$15
Tags
Education, Seminars, Technology

Description

Adrian Hon presents
A History of the Future in 100 Objects

Thinking about the future is so hard and so important that any trick to get some traction is a boon. Adrian Hon’s trick is to particularize. What thing would manifest a whole future trend the way museum objects manifest important past trends?

Building on the pattern set by the British Museum’s great book, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Hon imagines 100 future objects that would illuminate transformative events in technology, politics, sports, justice, war, science, entertainment, religion, and exploration over the course of this century. The javelin that won victory for the last baseline human to compete successfully in the Paralympic Games for prosthetically enhanced athletes. The “Contrapuntal Hack” of 02031 that massively and consequentially altered computerized records so subtly that the changes were undetected. The empathy drug and targeted virus treatment that set off the Christian Consummation Movement.

Adrian Hon is author of the new book, A History of the Future in 100 Objects, and CEO and founder of Six to Start, creators of the hugely successful smartphone fitness game “Zombies, Run!” His background is in neuroscience at Oxford and Cambridge.


Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand
http://www.longnow.org/people/board/sb1/

Wednesday July 16, 02014
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended - Tickets are $15
http://longnow.org/seminars/02014/jul/16/history-future-100-objects/

Long Now Members get complimentary tickets
https://longnow.org/membership/

Live Audio Stream of the Seminar for Long Now Members
http://longnow.org/live/

SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://www.sfjazz.org/visit/directions

There will be a reception on the Mezzanine following the Seminar

Adrian Hon Image
http://media.longnow.org/files/2/salt-020140716-hon.jpg

Long Now Seminar Podcasts
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/salt-seminars-about-long-term/id186908455

About the Series:
The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

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Location

  1. SF Jazz Center
    201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA