Destination: Positive Change

Fellowship Event / Online

 -  | Pacific Standard Time

US: 11AM - 12PM PDT / 2 - 3PM EDT

  • Behaviour change
  • Climate change
  • Social brain

Join the Augmented Society Network for a journey of discovery with the constant destination of positive change.

As humans, we have an innate desire to have certainty in our lives. At the Augmented Society Network, we want to challenge one aspect of this certainty, that of assumed knowledge, through challenging and wonderfully uncomfortable conversations that leave us and all participants open to other inputs, knowledge, and expertise. Together we can learn from one another, and partake in a lifelong journey of discovery and positive change.

We have identified many key themes for this year’s sessions, including;

  • The importance of understanding and embracing difference and how it helps us to see beyond our own bias
  • Inequalities experienced by many and how it impacts lives
  • Imagining a future when humans can no longer sustain life on Earth
  • The impact of climate change and the potential use of technologies in slowing down its effects
    The role of social media in discussions about gender, race, and identity
  • Understanding why we look to technology to fix human-made problems we don’t want to accept responsibility for
  • The use of technology for immoral and/or unethical gain

The list is huge and all of the topics are relevant, so the Augmented Society Network invites you to join us on our journey of discovery and share your thoughts, enthusiasm, and concerns. We want to encourage you to participate in the planning and shaping of these discussions so that we can create a more relevant series of sessions for 2022 and beyond. It will allow us to ensure voices are heard and provide opportunities for everyone’s thoughts and ideas to emerge. 

Join the Augmented Society Network to discuss and identify: 

  • The most important conversations we need to have in 2022 
  • Self-awareness and the ability to choose how to think differently in decision making and being open to other ideas 
  • Enabling the zeitgeist to emerge and resisting the urge to plan beyond what is useful 
  • Understanding that uncertainty is key to discovering something new 

Taking part in RSA online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. We have found it simple for participants to use while also providing the necessary functionality for an engaging online event.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the bespoke link to join. You will be sent detailed instructions via email closer to the event. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance.

We record many of our online events. By attending this online event you accept that you may appear in a RSA video as a participant. Our intention is to use any recording of this event for learning purposes and to document the content of the discussion. Currently we do not have plans to share this recording publicly, but may do so in the future.

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected].

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The Augmented Society Network is an RSA US Thematic Network founded in 2019 by two RSA Fellows with a passion for humankind. The network meets to discuss the impact technology is having on society and will continue to have in the coming weeks, decades and centuries. To learn more about the Augmented Society Network, go to https://www.augmentedsociety.org/.

Photo attribution: The original image may be accessed via Unsplash and is the work of Tim Mossholder.