Preview: Future Human - The Automated Nation

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Preview: Future Human - The Automated Nation

automatednation.jpg Tickets have gone on sale for the next 'Future Human' debate, set for 14 April. This time round the panel tackle the age-old Luddite problem - new technologies threatening livlihoods. The loathsome cotton mill of our day might turn out to be software, while the brickbat-hurling mobs could be drawn from the middle classes.

There's an app for that, say the tech giants; but what happens when that app replaces your job?

Such issues will be discussed by Peter Kirwan, Wired magazine’s chief media futurist; Victor Henning, founder of Mendeley, which uses algorithm technology to organise academic publications (like an iTunes for research papers); plus author and sci-fi expert Sam Jordison. The event takes place at the Book Club, Shoreditch from 7pm on 14 April and will be followed by networking, cocktails, DJs and dancing (yes, all at the same time if we have our way). Tickets cost £8 and can be purchased here.

Last Updated 24 March 2010