Technology: Dystopia vs Optimism – are we f***ed?

Wednesday 1 August 2018 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Manifesto - 141-143 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE

Are the robots going to take our jobs? How is technology going to change our lives? Just because we can, does it mean we should? Join us on Wednesday 1st August from 6:30pm as we discuss Technology: Dystopia vs Optimism – are we f***ed?

On the night

Lawrence Weber, Innovation Director at Creative Futures, and Managing Partner of Karmarama will be welcoming you to an evening of talks and discussion about the ever evolving technology and innovation landscape.

With technological advances already changing lives, and the pace of developments only accelerating, Nigel Gwilliam, Jim Bowes and Robert Belgrave will be discussing both the positive and negative impact this could have on society, and in turn, what they believe this means for our future. Expect pace, irreverence and the opportunity to ponder what 10 years-time might just look like.

We’ll leave the pessimism to Nigel, as we aim to keep those glasses more than half full with drinks (and snacks) to fuel our debate.



Dystopia, Everybody knows S***s F***ed

Nigel Gwilliam


The Best is Yet to Come, Digital Renaissance

Robert Belgrave and Jim Bowes

We’ve all heard the dystopian stories of AI destroying the world as we know it, but what if the best is yet to come? We believe there is an equally viable outcome for the future where humans are no longer burdened with menial tasks and are free to live life to the full and get creative, as was exhibited during the Renaissance in the 14th-17th century.

Using this positive outlook as a lens, we will provide an analysis of the most important developments in technology over the last year.


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