Future Thinkers Sessions ~ How Will Virtual Reality Impact Us?

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Zeitgeist Movement Australia says
Future Thinkers Sessions for the Zeitgeist Movement Australia

An open platform to meet and chat with other 'self-proclaimed' controversial deep thinkers, scientists and philosophers... basically anyone who likes to think about anything.

This month, we're fortunate enough to have Malcolm Burt, a virtual reality and rollercoaster researcher at QUT, who will discuss the phenomenon which is virtual reality, and asks if it has the power to change the definition of a shared experience, and what it means to be human.

We'd love to give everyone in the audience an opportunity to discuss...
What are the implications of virtual reality?
What are the positive/negative influences on the environment?
Is it unavoidable? Should it be avoided?
How realistic can we make simulations?
Are we living in a simulation? What are the implications of believing this?
What is it that makes us uncomfortable about this technology? What potential do we see in it? ... and many more!

Future Thinkers is a realistic, fun and empowering meet-up about applying science to social concern. Don't worry, we don't put you on the spot... there's no expectation to explain your position, and no expectation of any qualification. It's not in our 'cynical yet idealistic, atheist, technocratic anarchistic activist' nature. ;) :P

We provide...

• Short presentations on human behaviour, society, new crazy technologies and cool ideas for hacking life!!

• Study groups and panel discussions on philosophical questions like "How do we engage people resistant to logic and reason?" or "Does wealth provide happiness?"

• Awesome socially-aware music, podcasts and radio shows

• Insightful and hilarious pointed videos for social concern

Please feel free to sit at the back and hide in the corner, or announce your opinion of some particular policy, or share your understanding of a scientific discovery or discuss your general thoughts on a particular topic. :D ;) We'd love that. We look forward to meeting you!
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By: Zeitgeist Movement Australia