Exponential Technology for the Wellbeing Economy
‘Exponential: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society’ argues that given transformative technologies in AI and computing, biology, renewable energy and manufacturing, we’re entering a new era of human history. Each year they decline in price and increase in capability, while society’s institutions and norms struggle to adapt. This results in a gap.
What does this mean for those seeking to build an economy with people and planet at its core? How can we navigate the disruption caused by such technologies and harness them for good?
Join us to discuss the main findings of the book, apply them to the wellbeing economy and ask the author your questions.
- 5.30pm Arrival, drink & networking
- 6pm Overview of the book & discussion between members
- 6.30pm In Conversation with Azeem Azhar, with Q&A
- 7.30pm Attendee reflections
- 7.45pm Close (& pub)
If Covid gets the better of us, this event will still take place online. This event is currently for in-person attendees only, though we are working on a technical solution to include our online community as well.
About the author
Azeem Azhar is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, advisor and investor who produces Exponential View, a newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on political economy and society. His analysis operates at the nexus of the present and future of technology, political economy and climate change.
The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
WEAll is a collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working together to change the economic system to one which serves people and planet, first and foremost. For us, the question is how: that’s why we set up WEAll Read. It’s a book club exploring the ideas behind the wellbeing economy and how best to take action.
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