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#MKW18 – How can we avoid a dystopian future?

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Meat Market

5 Blackwood St

Melbourne, VIC 3051

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Can a dystopian story have a happy ending?

Dystopian fiction has surged in the last decade, but behind its popularity lie anxieties about our real-life future. Join a panel of experts as they investigate our dystopian fears – and how we can progress past them with optimism and action. Literature professor Andrew Milner specialises in science fiction, philosopher Dr Karen Jones studies the philosophy of trust, and author and researcher Dr Tim Dunlop takes an optimistic view of artificial intelligence. Together, they’ll help you understand why we’re already living some aspects of dystopia, and how we can make sure the rest stay fictional.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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Meat Market

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Melbourne, VIC 3051

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