Inaugural Debate

Resolved: We Welcome our New Robot Overlords

Resolved: We Welcome our New Robot Overlords

Sunday October 29th, 3-6pm - Angel City Brewery

Kent Brockman reports: “One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the robots will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new robot overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.” An Empire of the Robots is coming, and H.G. Wells’ fantastical vision of the future may become reality unless Elon Musk has his way.

In its inaugural debate, Ye Olde Futurist Union will confront the growing fear of artificial intelligence with AI and robotics expert Sabri Sansoy.

File under: robots, artificial intelligence, universal basic income, self driving cars, singularity, HAL, automation, Watson, chatbots…

Ye Olde Futurist Union

Los Angeles comes together in a microbrewery on the final Sundays of every month, for a lively and outlandish Oxford style debate — filled with experts, comedians, and audience participation.  Join us as we fumble passionately through the concepts which will shape our future.  Futuristic attire encouraged.

1st Speaker in the Affirmative

Sabri Sansoy
Sabri Sansoy
Sabri Sansoy is a MIT-educated, entrepreneur focused on robotics and artificial intelligence.  His ...

Mockumentary Filming Announcement 

A People’s History of the Future is an Andromeda University research project, sending future-anthropologists Bjor Bjorrs and Bjit Bjeff into the past (our present) to document the unsung heroes who would come to define The Great Turning, a social / ecological revolution that will define human civilization for the next thousand years.  If you want to share your present-day stories with inter-galactic future audiences, please look for Bjor or Bjit and their multi-dimensional camera at the inaugural event.