First Contact Day

First Contact Day

Exploring the Lessons from Star Trek

First Contact Day is the date in the Star Trek universe, where the Vulcans make contact with Earth for the first time. The date will have been 5 April 2063. According to Vulcan values, which eventually become known as The Prime Directive in the United Federation of Planets, a species with more advanced technologies does not interfere in the natural development of another species, and will not make contact with them until they demonstrate warp-capable travel. In other words, until a planet’s people can travel in space outside of their own solar system, other species to do not contact them.

Artificial Intelligence, Boldly Going

AI is here and the reactions have begun.
For some, it means fresh possibilities, increased creativity, and improved productivity.
Others already fear for their jobs and way of life.

Star Fleet and the United Federation of Planets both experienced the effects of AI firsthand.
Let’s learn from their experiences with rogue AI, AI evolution, and hostility toward AI among humans and other species.

Data, the Doctor and Soji can all reflect back to us our own insecurities with our value and purpose, and what makes us uniquely human.

AI opens new frontiers, a new world of adventures into which we must boldly go.

First Contact Day

False Profits

The Nature of Money in the Future (According to Star Trek)

  • The dematerialisation of money
  • Cryptocurrency, What is it?
  • Is there life post Capitalism?
  • How do we keep measure without cash?
  • Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

“The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”

– Jean-Luc Picard, ‘Star Trek: The First Contact’.

First Contact Day Temporal Mechanics

An Introduction to Everyday Temporal Mechanics

(How Time Works)

  • We discussed:
  • The nature of time
  • How our brains perceive time
  • how our perspective of time affects our futures
  • How time affects our health and wealth
  • Time Travel and Timey-Wimey Time

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