So, exciting news. For the fifth in the series of Google Firestarters events for planners and digital media folk we are lucky enough to have Cory Doctorow, the renowned science fiction novelist, journalist, technology activist, and co-editor of Boing Boing.
Given the increasing ubiquity of digital technologies, their integration into just about every device, and the so-called 'internet of things', Cory will be talking about how in the coming decades, restriction and regulation of general computing could threaten to undermine the capabilities and security of not just communications, but many other corners of modern human society.
It's a big old subject, but if anyone can do it justice, he can. The event will be an opportunity to meet Cory, ask questions and join in some good discussion with the great and the good of UK planning. The event will be held next Wednesday evening (May 2nd) and as usual it's invite only but I have a few places to allocate to readers of Only Dead Fish so if you'd like one, drop me a line (please note I won't be able to respond to everyone but will notify the successful applicants).