Last Christmas I gave you my heart, well actually I gave you ‘Don’t Netflix and Chill: 5 Cyberpunk Movies for Christmas Day‘ and this year I give you three of the amazing talks from the DARK FUTURES event that happened on the 9th November, 2016.
What is DARK FUTURES?
Society goes about their daily routine oblivious to the psychological, physiological, macroeconomic and technological forces at work. Are we sleepwalking? Can we wake up to what is happening and affect it? Do we even have a choice?
Securitization and Debt 2.0 by Davyde Wachell
The advent of securitization in 1600s funded high risk transatlantic dutch sea expeditions and kept the Netherlands from flooding. Blockchain and crowdfunding are allowing for radical new forms of securitization. Startups can now bootstrap off of a cloud of small investors. Will it be long before AirBnb gives you a mortgage for your couch, and criminals privately finance clandestine operations under the safety of encrypted P2P lending?
Dark Ends – The Doomsday Effect by Jordan Eshpeter
Eschatology is the study of the final events of history; including death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind. Hidden from conscious thought and action, latent eschatological beliefs are almost always Dark Ends. They include Eventual and Sudden Extinction events to Supernatural Apocalypse or Alien Invasion scenarios. Why do these hidden or subtle eschatological beliefs matter? Because like all ‘ends’, they dictate the ‘means’. Believing in a near-certain extinction, some people hedonistically consume while others dedicate themselves to survivalism or the advancement of space colonization.
The Darkest Journalism – Where’s the truth? by Nikolas Badminton
Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.