Doors open 7pm, this event will start at 7.30
(preceded by a short AGM for Friends Of Bishopston Library).
Who will make our decisions in the future? So rapidly is a transhumanist near-future becoming reality that science fiction can hardly keep up. In this talk, local author Heather Child will explain how data company Cambridge Analytica managed to target people’s ‘inner demons’, and how the networked world will soon know us so well that it will second-guess our every move. Amid room-mapping vacuums, self-filling fridges and bikinis that warn of sunburn, we will be tempted to sit back, relax and leave decisions about our lives to the artificially intelligent assistants that know what’s best for us.
A cash bar will be available for hot drinks and soft drinks.
Proceeds go to Friends Of Bishopston Library – we provide facilities, equipment and events at the library.
Tickets £3 online or from the library
Friends Of Bishopston Library AGM 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 from 7pm
Followed by Heather Child – Everything About You
Friends Of Bishopston Library is approaching two years old and we must once again take a moment to update you on our progress and offer you the chance to ask questions or to join our team and contribute to our ongoing success.
Our short AGM will be held on Wednesday 23rd November at 7pm (immediately before Heather Child who will begin at 7.30)
Free, no booking required (you may attend the AGM without needing to buy a ticket for Heather Child).
If you would like to join our team or if you have a question or motion for the AGM please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th October.
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About Friends Of Bishopston Library
FOBL is a voluntary group of local residents aiming to support Bishopston Library, helping to sustain and improve its service and connecting it with the local community. This includes organising events and activities at the library, raising funds for additional equipment at the library, building the community of library users and promoting all aspects of the library.
We have an elected committee, a constitution and a bank account. Read more about how we work, our past events and how to get involved.
We’d welcome your input – if you’d like to help or if you have any suggestions then please contact us:
Friends Of Bishopston Library
Gloucester Road, Bristol, UK
For the official Bishopston Library page please see Bristol Library Service