The Monthly Salon: July
Come and say your piece
I’m spending today thinking about what I’m going to say tomorrow at the Percy French Festival here in the Irish midlands, where I’ve been invited to give a talk about the coming transhuman future and how to respond to it. I expect I will be filletting my last two essays here for material. The theme of the festival, which begins today and ends on Friday, is Does The Soul Have a Future? Come along if you’re in the the area: it looks interesting.
(I have some more public events coming up this summer too: the full list is here.)
In the meantime, it’s time for the Monthly Salon. As ever, this is a space in which my readers, rather than me, get to determine the agenda and then discuss/debate/argue about it. I’ve been pondering a subject to introduce as a kind of jumping-off point, but I’ve noticed that when I do that, people tend to focus on that subject, and then it just ends up being about my opinions again. Sometimes a man needs a holiday from his opinions: and Lord knows, you all do by now.
So this time around I’m going to say nothing at all, and simply leave the floor open for anyone who wants to walk onto it and begin singing. Over to you …
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