Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation presents Peter Lumsdaine on
Hope on the Brink: how we can deal with the Korean crisis, Climate, and the AI techno-matrix … before its too late
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N 70 St, Seattle – Near #5 bus.
In the Spring of 2018, on the brink of unprecedented – potentially nuclear – regional/global wars and a new era of history: we can act to protect our families and communities, as well as the integrity of humanity and Creation, only with an understanding of the deep connections between human society, accelerating technology, and the ecological fabric of life on Earth. This groundbreaking discussion, with images and music, will shed light on the urgent choices we must make about our individual and societal way of life in the unfolding months and years of the early 21st century … as the ecological impacts of global resource extraction and associated resource wars intensify; while electronic technologies, advanced automation, Artificial Intelligence, and autonomous weapons development accelerate at a logarithmic rate. From community and personal life-choices to social legislation and strategic direct action, the choices are in our hands, and the future is now.
Peter Lumsdaine, after completing his resource science degree at UC Davis, as well as working for government programs and private businesses, spent over 15 years on the program staff and board of leading edge nonprofit NGOs such as the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Global Exchange, delivering invited talks from Princeton to Cal Tech to the Parliament of the World’s Religions – while writing articles for Fellowship, Mennonite World Review, and the Seattle Times. His work has taken him from the contested sacrifice areas of the western states and Mexico’s Sierra Madre to Hiroshima, Korea, the Philippines, occupied Iraq and a two-year sentence in the US prison system. A co-founder of the new Tree of Life center on the Olympic Peninsula, where he lives near Sunfield Farm with his wife and their two children, he has focused his work in recent years on preparing people to deal with the accelerating era of corporate/military robotics and AI which we are now entering.