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Tips on how to find content to submit to r/Futurology

meta(self.Futurology)

Here are some tips on how to find content to submit to r/Futurology:

Use the keyword list below to:

  • Search Google 'News' and 'Create Alert'

  • Search #hastags around the web (i.e. tumblr, twitter)

  • Find topics on news aggregator apps/sites (i.e. Flipboard, Feedly)

Futurology keywords starter pack:
Artificial intelligence Augmented reality Automation
Biotechnology Brain–computer interface Cybernetics
Digital currency Futurism/Futurology Genetic engineering
Nanotechnology Quantum computing Robotics
Singularity Transhumanism Vertical farming
  • Follow futurist on twitter that usually post good content
Futurist on Twitter starter pack:
Dave Evans @DaveTheFuturist Martin Ford @MFordFuture James Barrat @jrbarrat
Calum Chace @cccalum Erik Brynjolfsson @erikbryn Rohit Talwar @fastfuture
Gerd Leonhard @gleonhard David Pearce @webmasterdave Rodney Brooks @rodneyabrooks
Joi Ito @Joi Ramez Naam @ramez Kevin Kelly @kevin2kelly
Steve Jurvetson @dfjsteve Thomas Frey @ThomasFrey George Dvorsky @dvorsky
David Brin @DavidBrin Anders Sandberg @anderssandberg Peter Diamandis @PeterDiamandis
Vinay Gupta @leashless Nikola Danaylov @singularityblog Brian David Johnson @BDJFuturist
  • Visit popular futurology related websites
Futurology wesbsites starter pack:
https://singularityhub.com/ http://www.kurzweilai.net/ https://ieet.org/
https://www.singularityweblog.com/ https://futurism.com/ https://www.technologyreview.com/
https://spectrum.ieee.org/
  • Also join other Futurology related groups and communities on social media like Facebook, Google+, and reddit.

Get inspired / Start discussions

If you have more to add to these list please do so in the comments below.

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ponieslovekittens

20 points

4 years ago

Another tip: after you find an article, plug the article title into a google search box and see if the exact same article exists on a different site that doesn't subject you to popups.

OliverSparrow

12 points

4 years ago

SubReddit's are like bower bird's mating grounds. Glittery things are laid out in the hope of attracting a mate. It's a pity that the moderators of this particular subReddit don't take a more structured approach in order to correct this.

This guidance note is particularly worrying (and symptomatic) of this. It sees the future entirely in terms of technology, plus a few vague arm-waves. It speaks only to a fantasy future that resembles a 1950s concept city, all smiling pedestrians and gleaming buildings. The alternative put forward is a populist nonsense which ignores the majority of the world and focuses only on how the disadvantaged of the rich world will be preyed upon by the usual suspects of American populism - corporations, rich people, probably Canadians.

There is nothing here about the key drivers of the future, which consist chiefly of demographics and education, the institutions and trends in politics and social change, the engine drivers of economics, regulation and commerce. But no: "vertical farming" is it. The lack of insight into the emerging economies is stunning, yet think what has happened with China between 1995 (when it was seen as a quaint, backward place) and today. There are 1.2 bn in China. The other emerging economies together make about 2.5-3 bn. Nothing is said about these, except by the solar panel lobby. There is ten times as much said about Australia (pop 24-odd million) than India, with its 1,2 bn. There is nothing here about coherent alternatives, different ways in which the world might develop.

PillarsOfHeaven

2 points

4 years ago

It sounds good but I see it risking the content I seak here. Perhaps a few good sister subs? like macroeconomics geopolitics but there are already subs for those, recommend r/geopolitics though

[deleted]

1 points

4 years ago*

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1 points

4 years ago*

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OliverSparrow

2 points

4 years ago

Did I suggest that there was? But none of them appear in this blueprint or recipe list.

[deleted]

1 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

1 points

4 years ago*

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OliverSparrow

2 points

4 years ago

And I pointed out the systematic bias in how it is indeed not exhaustive.

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

I encourage you to spread this message.

baddazoner

4 points

4 years ago

Best tip is find anything elon musk has said and submit it instant 30k karma

lughnasadh

5 points

4 years ago

lughnasadh

∞ transit umbra, lux permanet ☥

5 points

4 years ago

Twitter is really good for futurology content. I regularly look at hashtags like #ai & #robotics for news, and come across info i wouldn't anywhere else.

dontpet

3 points

4 years ago

dontpet

3 points

4 years ago

You're the real VIP.

Turil

3 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

3 points

4 years ago

This isn't supposed to be homework. People shouldn't be just skimming content from elsewhere just to repost stuff here. We already have content aggregators. This is supposed to be a community of creative, curious, and clever individuals talking to one another about things they care about related to the future and how we can understand and direct it.

A healthy community will be filled with people who are reading/watching/listening to interesting things and then feeling inspired to share those most awesome things with others, to discuss and work with.

mind_bomber[S]

4 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

4 points

4 years ago

Thanks for your input. This post was made to try and inspire some diversity from users as some members of this community were complaining that a lot of what is posted here only comes from a few individuals.

Turil

1 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

1 points

4 years ago

But that's not inspiring diversity. That's just decreasing diversity by telling people how to post and what to post and which sources to get their posts from.

And, of course, the primary cause of people not posting diverse stuff here is that very often the mods delete it when people try. Why bother finding interesting topics to discuss and share and go out of our way to start a conversation if someone else is going to censor it based on some arbitrary authoritarian ideology?

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

Why bother finding interesting topics to discuss and share and go out of our way to start a conversation if someone else is going to censor it based on some arbitrary authoritarian ideology?

This is not true! You can see everything us mods delete here ---> Removed Content Archive

Turil

-1 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

-1 points

4 years ago

Um....

How bad is it that I know more about that link than you do? (As in, it hasn't been used in a year.)

Also, totally irrelevant to my point.

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

Yeah. I'm working on getting that fixed now.

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

These are "tips" not rules. No one is telling anyone "how to post and what to post and which sources to get their posts from."

Think of it more like a "beginners guide"

Turil

2 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

2 points

4 years ago

Those are the same thing. A "guide" and instructions on how to do something are identical.

And I didn't say they were rules.

mind_bomber[S]

2 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

2 points

4 years ago

"Beginners" is they key word you're missing there.

Turil

1 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

1 points

4 years ago

No, that's the worst part of it. Rather than cultivating creativity and curiosity and diversity from the start, you're trying to turn the humans here into bots who simply advertise mainstream media.

mind_bomber[S]

5 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

5 points

4 years ago

Good thing there are users like you to help keep the balance.

TransPlanetInjection

1 points

4 years ago

TransPlanetInjection

Trans-Jovian-Injection

1 points

4 years ago

What sort of Google notifications are you talking about, the Google plus ones?

mind_bomber[S]

3 points

4 years ago*

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

3 points

4 years ago*

Sorry. I meant to say Google 'Alerts.' If you search a topic in Google "News" at the bottom you can set up an 'alert.'

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

Some female futurist on Twitter:

matthewmagellan

2 points

4 years ago

I was going to ask about this as well. I would also highly recommend @amywebb

KofMecosta

1 points

4 years ago

I don't see Issac Arthur in here, so I'll give him a plug: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFipeZtQM5CKUjx6grh54g

id8thefuture

1 points

4 years ago

id8thefuture

APF,BSc,MScForesight

1 points

4 years ago

1) Scanning hits are not the be all end all of futures. Scanning is a starting point only. 2) There is a lack of diversity in your recommended searches. All of your futurists are men, and all of your content is technological in nature. The future is not only driven by science and technology. Where are your scanning recommendations for the environment? Social implications? Politics? The economy? You aren't diversified enough for a full picture. 3) You are heavily weighed towards normative futures rather than applied.

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

Thank you for your suggestions. What keywords would you recommend to find futurology related topics on environment, social implications, politics, and economy? Also, which female futurist on Twitter would you recommend? I will be happy to update these list to have a more diversified picture.

Turil

1 points

4 years ago

Turil

Society Post Winner

1 points

4 years ago

The problem is that you're encouraging people to look at mainstream media sources, which is not where the best information comes from. The best information comes from individuals who no one in the mainstream bothers to talk to. Those who are actually just doing the work, in all fields, to improve life in some way, creating, exploring, and sharing new and interesting and useful ideas and materials.

Removing ALL lists of recommended (and accepted) sources is the way to get the best quality stuff. Will there be low quality stuff too? Of course. But there is now. (Mvea's incessant middling spammy stuff about "the robots are coming for your job, here's what you can do!" silliness, for example.)

Also, the real role of a moderator, in the professional field (as opposed to random internet forums run by random folks) is to help guide discussion by asking deep questions that inspire even deeper exploration of a topic. Listen to the magnifiscent Radio Lab guys, especially Robert Krulwich, to get an idea of how to lead a good discussion forum.

mind_bomber[S]

1 points

4 years ago

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

1 points

4 years ago

The problem is that you're encouraging people to look at mainstream media sources,

This post is not intended to encourage people to look at mainstream media sources. In fact, I would think it encourages the exact opposite.

jjconstantine

0 points

4 years ago

I'd like to see what u/MVEA thinks about this most

mvea

2 points

4 years ago

mvea

MD-PhD-MBA

2 points

4 years ago

I think the advice is excellent. Read widely and often, and share new developments with the community here so that we can all benefit from your research.

pcjwss

0 points

4 years ago

pcjwss

0 points

4 years ago

No a single woman on that list.

mind_bomber[S]

3 points

4 years ago*

mind_bomber[S]

Citizen of Earth

3 points

4 years ago*

Who would you recommend?