CRN's second scenario creation event is about to kick off, covering two days of deliberation this weekend.
The aim of this project is to produce a series of professional-quality models of a world in which exponential general-purpose molecular manufacturing becomes a reality. This is not science fiction, but hard-nosed extrapolation about the transformative and disruptive possibilities of advanced nanotechnology. We're confident that these scenarios, the first of their kind, will make a great contribution to understanding and preparing for our collective future.
Although our initial scenario creation weekend (January 24-25) was a great success, we produced only one scenario. This time around, we plan to create two new scenarios in parallel, starting from a common base of work. That will let us explore the effects of different pathways and choices -- a very important benefit of the scenario process.
As we said before, it will take some time for all the stories that we are generating to be written. The process that began in January 2007 will be repeated over several months until we have a broad and strong collection of scenarios that are ready to be published. We'll keep you up to date on our progress.