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17th February 2022 ASN:Discussion - The Scorched Battlefield of Aesthetics and Health

17th February, 2022 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Register in advance Whether discussing humans, products, companies or governments, the debate between serving acceptable perceptions or addressing sustainable health rages on. It doesn’t really matter if we’re discussing financial policy, costs of goods and services, long-term health treatments or disaster responses, we often lean heavily on how things will look. As we move deeper into the 21 st century, the need to examine the true costs is coming deeper into focus. Are we following time-accepted actions and outcomes, or are we addressing decisions and situations holistically and “in time” to devise the best solutions and outcomes? In society’s push into immediate gratification, is there any opportunity to take a breath before taking action? Should it continue being a matter of keeping up with ‘The Joneses’, or is that a remnant of a time we’ve move beyond? (Or, have we?) Data points are overflowing yet we’re full speed ahead an

17th March ASN: Discussion - Destination: Positive Change

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11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance Join us in our pursuit of a meaningful ASN program in 2022. We are embarking on a journey of discovery with the constant destination of positive change.  We have identified so many key themes for this year’s sessions, including,  the importance of understanding and embracing difference and how it helps us to see beyond our own bias; inequalities experienced by many and how it impacts lives;  imagining a future when humans can no longer sustain life on Earth; • the impact of climate change and the potential use of technologies in slowing down its effects;  the role of social media in discussions about gender, race, and identity;  understanding why we look to technology to fix human-made problems we don’t want to accept responsibility for;  and the use of technology for immoral and/or unethical gain.  The list is huge and all of the topics are relevant, so the ASN invites you to join us on our journey of discovery and share your thoughts,

21st April 2022 ASN: Discussion - A Collection of creative experiences

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11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance In 2021 The Augmented Society Network published the ‘An opportunity to re-imagine learning’ white paper. In 2022 we are launching a new project to reconsider what creativity is and means to us all in a world where it’s importance and usefulness is increasingly not seen or valued.  ‘If we had a choice, what would the future look like?’ asked the British scientist Stuart Russell OBE while discussing ‘The biggest event in human history’ as part of The BBC Reith Lectures in December 2021. Will the biggest event in human history be the moment we all begin to think about the future we want, and what our real purpose is? Knowing what we want is one of the hardest things to achieve, and knowing how to lead a fulfilled life, is even harder, so we wander on without understanding our purpose, with an element of self-determination, and in a world that has devalued creativity which is key to us being able to finding our purpose.  The creation of desire

ASN:December Podcast - Looking Backward/Forward... You Ready?! (53 mins)

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  Arriving at the end of another astounding year which no one could have predicted, shall we have a go at recapping the past year and looking forward to the future? We’re still attempting to make sense of the known unknowns, the known knowns and the unknown unknowns, but nothing screams Holiday Season like a gathering of diverse, intelligent, creative and inquisitive people to tee off the dive down the rabbit hole.

ASN:November Podcast - Climate Acceleration - Can't Stop, Won't Stop? (50 mins)

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Arriving at the end of another astounding year which no one could have predicted, shall we have a go at recapping the past year and looking forward to the future? We’re still attempting to make sense of the known unknowns, the known knowns and the unknown unknowns, but nothing screams Holiday Season like a gathering of diverse, intelligent, creative and inquisitive people to tee off the dive down the rabbit hole.

20th January 2022 ASN: Discussion - Blockchain Evolution

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   20th January, 2022 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Register in advance While Cryptocurrencies and the dark web were the early poster children of blockchain, there is far more potential to be developed and put into action. Many progressive uses are being devised and implemented under the radar that will supply huge positive impacts on all of society. If only we can bear with the disruption… Even Blockchain’s general infrastructure is evolving at exponential speeds. Computing advances provide opportunity for practical transitions like the move from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS) [to be explained briefly during the session] that will not only provide more security for the chain, but also require less energy usage. We’ve been talking about the use of Blockchain for rights management, auditing and anonymized data control for a number of years and are finally starting to see these and more come to fruition – either public, stealth or in-between. The exciting aspect is t

16th December ASN:Discussion - Looking Backward/Forward... You Ready?!

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 16th December, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Register in advance Arriving at the end of another astounding year which no one could have predicted, shall we have a go at recapping the past year and looking forward to the future? We’re still attempting to make sense of the known unknowns, the known knowns and the unknown unknowns, but nothing screams Holiday Season like a gathering of diverse, intelligent, creative and inquisitive people to tee off the dive down the rabbit hole. There’s no agenda other than to share what we’ve seen and illuminate trends we’re witnessing heading into the new year. When considering societal interaction with technologies, systems or movements, what are you looking forward to in the coming year? What flags of concern are rising that our fingers should be on the pulse of? Where can we step up, lean in, pay forward to make a difference in society? All insights and/or incites are welcome! Are we ready? Let’s get together to reflect and projec