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Lecture: A Mysterious Country's NEO--A story about how money changed a future

2009-7-4 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. -

Lecture: A Mysterious Country's NEO--A story about how Money changed a future

In this seminar, two lecturers will give speeches: SAITO Kenji who recently has published A Mysterious Country's NEO--A story about how Money changed a future ["Fushiginokunino NEO--Mirai wo Kaeta Okane no Hanashi"] and MORINO Eiichi, a representative of Gesell Research Society Japan studying Silvio Gesell's monetary theory.

Richard Buckminster Fuller, a thinker whose contributions promoted the concept of Spaceship Earth, said "We cannot change things by fighting with the existing reality. In order to change something, we must establish a new model that makes an existing model obsolete."

About ten years ago, encouraged by a similar spirit, MORINO Eiichi started the WAT system, an autonomous monetary system of distribution.

Thus, a money management system for building a network of confidence was established as a new model in the face of the economically and environmentally deadlocked existing reality.

Following up on Morino's achievement, this year, SAITO Kenji wrote a science fiction book about a future in which the WAT system and its computerized system, i-WAT, is fully used.

The story offers a glimpse of a future in which the world has returned to sanity.  The story is also a message to us from children of the future.
In these troubled times, we hope to share a glimpse of a desireable new world and see how our information society will change with the "Acchankos" in the book.

Date: July 4 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1:15 p.m.)
Venue: 1st floor of the Convention Center, Suita Campus, Osaka University
Access: Convention Center is #43 on this map (View image of Convention center.)
By train: Walk east from Kitasenri Station, the final station, on Hankyu Senri Line
By Monorail: Walk about 10 minutes from Hndaibyoin-mae Station
By Hankyu bus: Take the bus bound for Handai-Honbu-Mae
or Ibaraki-Mihogaoka at Senri-Chuo to Handai-Honbu-Mae, walk about 10 minutes from either bus stop.  Or take the bus via Kitasenri at Senri-Chuo.
By Kintetsu bus: Take the bus bound for Handai-Honbu-Mae from Ibaraki-Shi on Hankyu Kyoto Line (via Ibaraki on JR Line) to Handai-Honbu-Mae, walk about 10 minutes.

Lectures:
(1) A Mysterious Country's NEO--A story about how Money changed a future by SAITO Kenji
(2) Microblog--Liberation of Es and Origin of Individuality by MORINO Eiichi
i-WAT Demonstration
Attendance fee: Materials Fee A: 300 yen, Materials Fee B: 1,800 yen

Materials fee B includes the following book.
A Mysterious Country's NEO--A story about how Money changed a future ("Fushiginokunino NEO--Mirai wo Kaeta Okane no Hanashi"]

by SAITO Kenji, illustrated by YAMAMURA Koji
190 X 130mm, 256 pages, ISBN978-4-8118-0730-0
Price: ¥1,700+tax, published by TaroJiro Co., Ltd.
For more information, contact:
TERANISHI Yuuichi, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, <teranisi@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp>
* This seminar is open to the public. Persons planning to attend are requested to inform the Mr. Teranishi by email of their intention.

 

Venue: Training Room, 1st floor of Convention Center, Osaka University
For more information, contact: TERANISHI Yuuichi, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
teranisi@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp

 

 

Date: 2009-7-4 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. -

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