SkepLit Book Group meets Girl Geek Tea Party #17

SkepLit Book Group

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: SkepLit Book Group meets Girl Geek Tea Party #17
Location: MadLab
Description: For our August tea party at MadLab, we’ll be teaming up with the SkepLit book group! SkepLit is the official book club for Greater Manchester Skeptic Society, which meets twice monthly for a talk and social.
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2011-08-28
End Time: 16:00

In August, we will be discussing ‘The Age of Spiritual Machines’ by Ray Kurzweil. Published thirteen years ago, the book contains Kurzweil’s predictions about the possibilities presented by a future full of computers. It includes a list of predictions for 10, 20 and 30 years into the future.

Since the first year of predictions has passed (2009), this is a chance to discuss how accurate they turned out to be, and what we think of the chances of his other ideas coming true might be. Hey, we might even start making our own predictions.
This is a great opportunity to discuss the effect of the computer and internet on our lives, how futurologists make their predictions and how accurate they turn out to be.
Join us for tea, cake and skeptical geekery!

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