August 04, 2003



Blast-Off!

If I had a FAQ, one of the questions would surely be, "How can you 'launch' something that you've been doing for a month?" This is one of the reasons I don't yet have a FAQ. Another, perhaps more compelling, reason is that I'm just launching today, so I haven't really had any questions. Much less any frequently asked questions.

I hope that clears everything up.

This week in the Speculist:

Monday
The first official installment of Time Traveler's Toolkit. TTT — how I wanted to call it T3; damn James Cameron and his superfluous sequels — is a guide to do-it-yourself futurism, introducing ideas, tool sets and modes of thinking that can help us make the best possible use of the future. Today we back up a little and look at what I mean by the word Speculist.

Tuesday
The first-ever installment of FastForward. With the help of my FastFoward Posse, I'll be providing ideas for reaping the benefits of the future right now. This week, in line with our special guest, we'll take a look at life extension, posse-style.

Wednesday
We'll be Speaking of the Future with Aubrey de Grey, a Cambridge professor who is working to develop a cure for human aging. How long do you expect to live? Aubrey will give you some reasons to re-think your answer.

Thursday
The premiere of Stillness.

Friday
Aubrey de Grey will answer Seven Questions About the Future.

Saturday
Future Round-up. All of the In the Future... predictions for this week brought together in one handy list.

Plus, throughout the week I'll be blogging developments in nanotechnology, aritifical intelligence, space exploration, and other future-impacting areas. It's great having you along. Welcome!

One more thing. The blogosphere is full of incredibly creative, wonderful, generous people. I'd like to thank the following bloggers for their help and/or encouragement going into this week: Scott Forbes, Bill Quick, Dan, Josh Wolfe, Howard Lovy, Joe Dougherty, Joanie, John Rosenberg, Natalie Solent, Rand Simberg, Laurence Simon, Jeff Medcalf, Paul Hsieh, Henry, Adam Harris, Vincent Ferrari, and Glenn Reynolds. I hope I didn't miss anyone. But if I did, thank you, too! Special thanks to Posse Ringleaders Vick, Mike, and Suraya. And above all, thank you Dean Esmay for setting this thing up in the first place.

Posted by Phil at August 4, 2003 06:46 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Congrats on the launch Phil! I've got you blogrolled and added a post about you. Good luck and let me know how I might be able to help in the future!

Posted by: Adam at August 4, 2003 09:00 AM

But as a speculist, wouldn't you just be able to guess what the FAQ should have? lol

Posted by: Vinny at August 4, 2003 09:23 AM

Nice job!! Interesting stuff - looking forward to all the stuff that's coming up!!

Posted by: Rygel at August 4, 2003 09:29 AM

Me? Wow. Thank you!

Enjoy your site and don't let anyone tell you how it "should be".....let it just be.

Have fun!

Posted by: Da Goddess at August 4, 2003 12:33 PM

I stumbled into this website, and saw all this cool stuff...

I can always use a little good news...

Very impressive!

Posted by: rhoadie at May 23, 2004 07:22 PM
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