World Future Society conference

May 25, 2010

The next conference of the World Future Society will be held in Boston from July 8-10th.  I can’t wait!

Every couple of years, I attend the conference because these gatherings  invariably have stimulating sessions that give one a peek into what’s on the horizon–or what might be on the horizon.  It is helpful to me professionally because knowing what might happen can be useful, but on a personal level, it is just plain fascinating!  The conference is my treat to myself!

A couple of years ago, in addition to attending the regular conference sessions, I was introduced to the concept of transhumanism during a pre-conference session led by Jose Cordeiro–and attended a first-rate session about the future of nanotechnology.

This year, Ray  Kurzweil, one of the futurists whose work I studied during my MBA program, is a keynote speaker. If you are not familiar with the concept of “the singularity,” you should be. It is only a matter of time until the concept becomes reality.

I am posting this in case you are interested in attending the conference. If you do go, please let me know so we can compare notes about the sessions we attend.