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Parag Khanna, Connectography Author Speaks: Connectivity is Destiny
May 13, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 8:15 pm| $6
Join The Brooklyn Futurist Meetup when they host a talk by Parag Khanna, author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization.
We’re accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. Mankind has a new maxim – Connectivity is destiny – and the most connected powers, and people, will win.
In his speech, he guides us through the emerging global network civilization in which mega-cities compete over connectivity more than borders. His journeys take us from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Panama City to Dubai, and the Arctic Circle to the South China Sea, to show how 21st century conflict is a tug-of-war over pipelines and Internet cables, advanced technologies and market access. Yet Connectography is a hopeful vision of the future. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together.
About Parag Khanna and Connectography which debuted April 19 and is on sale at our event:
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. His previous books include The Second World and How to Run the World. He is also Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Admission: $6 at the door, $5 online. Light refreshments served.
Location: Huge Agency – 45 Main Street, 3rd floor in Dumbo. Convenient to F,A,C,2,3,R trains.
Mike Taubleb, Organizer
Brooklyn Futurist Meetup – World’s #3 Largest w 4,200 members