Fiction has become reality.
We’ve read the books (Atwood), watched the TV shows (Black Mirror) and debated the movies (the Matrix). We are constantly surrounded by stories about our potentially disturbing futures – we just never think they will become real.
Whilst this pandemic was not brought on by technology, the next global apocalypse might be. There are plenty of stories based on the unintended consequences of the omnipresent technology we are creating.
However, with every potential dystopian future there is an equally powerful utopian scenario. One which sees us healthy, peaceful, safe, sustainable – living happily ever after.
What will happen if we reverse our fate, heed the warnings of authors, artists and filmmakers and consciously build a utopian digital future?
This edition of the Night Nomads will use wit, trepidation, complexity and intelligence to tackle three modern digital dilemmas – online hate, digital addiction and an ad-free internet – to truly design a better future for us and future generations.
Join us to explore the intended consequences of a positive digital future.