Showing posts from March, 2020

PART ONE - Can technology help us build a new world? As we re-imagine how we want to live, and work together post pandemic

April 23, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon PST Please join us for an ASN: Discussion No one fully understood the impact the pandemic would have; and we’ve got an exciting road ahead as we continue to come to grips with it. We can learn so much about the way we think and behave in times like these. What if we used this enormous disruption as an opportunity? Listening for an ‘emerging future’ is a term coined by Otto Scharmer (Theory U), as he said, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘it is almost made for this moment’. Disruption has two sides and we are surrounded by new and vastly different choices, but we can and will change the way we live and adapt quickly. What will that adaption be? What can we do to take advantage of the enormous upheaval? Does this evolution require technology, or provide a chance to “let it go”? We talk about people being creative and needing to have new skills to live and work, but now that really does mean venturing deeply into the unknown. Understanding how

ASN:Podcast Greta V Gates – Can Environment and Technology Co-Exist?

Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (44 mins) While the battle participants referenced above merely form a playful event title, there’s nothing playful about the impacts of our two largest driving concerns in the 21st Century. Greta Thunberg comes by way of environment to influence technology/society and Bill Gates made his fortune in technology yet is attempting to enhance environment and society through the Gates Foundation – with the long term effects by both still very much in question. When technology development calls for constant iteration and “throw-away” elements can technology and the environment ever truly live in harmony? Listen to our February ASN:Podcast Where doing “good” fits in relation to technology and our planet. Examples of breakthroughs where technology and the environment is not a zero-sum endeavor. Opportunities where the ASN might take a worthwhile position in driving awareness and a positive turn so that technology and t