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The Future of Economy and Consciousness

We are witnessing the transformation of consciousness and its influence in all our social systems at a planetary level. Economics is at the heart of this change as it profoundly impacts the ways in which society organizes, makes agreements, trades and write laws. In the emergent economics scene we are writing a new story, people are becoming architects, conscious consumers, storytellers, creators and players of a world that works for all. At the consciousness level we are entering into 'The era of flow' and a new expressive capacity for humanity. Come to be inspired and share about this evolution which potential is to shift humanity to a new order of consciousness and creativity.

How can we generate and maintain new economic models designed to create the most beautiful world we can possibly imagine?
What are you witnessing that indicates the transformation of a life-affirming economic system?

The speakers and topics are:

Ferananda Ibarra, Co-founder, Collective Intelligence Research Institute (CIRI)
Invisible architectures: the key to a healthy and thrivable Economy
Can we design a positive, life-affirming economics that empowers humanity to express it's full capacity and next evolutionary step? Drawing on her many years of experience in Collective Intelligence and Metacurrency research, Ferananda will explore how several "invisible architectures" determine the course of future economic design. Invisible architectures determine the characteristics of our social organisms in the same way that DNA encodes the genetic instructions of all living organisms. From this perspective Ferananda will elaborate on the architectures of money, language and the ways we can design economic systems as either generating life or inhibiting life. New systems are about new rules and new agreements. It is essential that we play and create new social DNA and healthy wealth flows for our planet earth.

Sacha van Tongeren, Project Developer, Waag Society
The Internet is playing an ever-increasing role in how we work, play, and relate to each other. As a natural result of this many of the most inspiring new innovations are being developed online. We call this exciting new field Digital Social Innovation. Social innovators are do-it-yourselfers and create new economical systems and models. To support its growth we need new strategic approaches. But first we need to get to know the actors. Who are these do-it-yourself enthusiasts and what is it they are doing so innovatively?

Charles Noussair, Professor, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Artificial Intelligence and the Economy
Artificial Intelligence is changing the economy and these changes will accelerate in the coming decades. Increases in productivity, in human lifespan, and in the number of robots in the workforce will have huge implications. The presentation considers what changes we might expect in the next decades in the economy and in our way of life.

Event details
the future of Economy and Consciousness
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Reception: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Location: Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam [Center of the Nieuwmarkt]


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The conference language is English.
This event is a collaboration between Waag Society and the Club of Amsterdam


Waag Society
Waag Society is the name of what started in 1994 as 'Society for old en new Media', de Waag. Founders were Caroline Nevejan and Marleen Stikker, who is still Waag Society's director. Before, Stikker was the mayor of the Digital City, the first internet community in The Netherlands.
The Society's - soon to be called 'Waag Society' - mission was to make new media available for groups of people that have little access to computers and internet, thus increasing their quality of living. After a complete restauration of the Waag building, a small group of enthousiastic idealists began their activities in 1996.
The medialab developed into an avant-gardistic thinktank with a lot of freedom. But with an eye for commercial possibilities: attempts were made to bring Waag prototypes to the market. Waag Society grew into an institution that was active in the fields of networked art, healthcare, education and internet related issues like bandwidth and copyright.
The international network became increasingly important: Waag Society has a worldwide network with partners in countries like India, Canada and the UK.
Nowadays, Waag Society is an acknowledged institute where apart from R & D, there is room for experiment with new technologies, art and culture. Partners come from all parts of society: universities but also companies work together in our projects.


Club of Amsterdam
The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channelling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.
We organise events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society. We currently have more than 4,400 members globally.

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