Recent Discussion Forum Topics

  • The Artificial Intelligence Opportunity - how prepared are...  more
  • Our suggested agenda for this month is:
    Agenda - The...  more
  • The topic for August is Bouncing Back: the economy, incentives...  more
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Recent Blog Entries

  • October 3, 2018
    Posted by Tony Clack
    Grateful for any comments on this short paper which can be viewed at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/45/meritocratic-capitalism. Meritocratic Capitalism is about rewarding organisational merit for the benefit of society. We believe Meritocratic Capitalism (MC), when applied to organisations,...
  • We've recently updated the Ideas Manifesto which collects together the best ideas published on Probably 42 into a coherent document which addresses 10 Top Issues of our time. You can view it at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/38/a-manifesto-of-ideas-for-our-future-society-in-the-21st-century ...
  • At the end of 2017 we provided input to the House of Lords select committee on Artificial Intelligence. You can see what we had to say at http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/15/submission-to-the-lords-select-committee-on-artificial-intelligence
  • July 18, 2018
    Posted by # Probably42
    Rather than publish Ideas as Ideas blogs, we have published them for the moment under the Proposals section as a series of Ideas documents. You can see the wide range of these by browsing the Proposals section. If you want to publish your own Idea you can do it either as an Ideas blog here or as an...
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  • Bouncing Back
    Posted by # Probably42 10 hours ago

    Take a look at our recent ‘Considered Document’ on Bouncing back after covid-19, bringing together ideas from our Probably42 Discussion Groups.   

    You’ll find a mix of some 32 short-term and long-term ideas, including one also addressing the longstanding UK productivity problem.

  • Manifesto of Ideas
    Posted by # Probably42 Jun 20

    The Manifesto of Ideas collects together our best ideas from the various P42 inputs. We've just produced a substantially enhanced new version and a short summary of it. If you are new to Probably42 this is a good place to start.

     

    We've even produced a list of the 50 Top Transformative Ideas which you can review in seconds to get the flavour.

     

    Just go to 'Manifesto' in the navigation bar to access any of them. 

  • Retiree Foundation Proposal
    Posted by # Probably42 May 22

    Retirement is the first time in life when we have no structure to guide us, which is both good and bad. We have just published a proposal for creating a Retiree Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to release the potential of individuals in later life for their benefit and for the benefit of our society, by providing a Retirement Structure.

     

    Do take a look, we'd love to hear your comments on the proposal. Just click on the 'Ideas' tab in the navigation.  

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    Agenda - The...  more
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  • Tony Clack
    Tony Clack created a new document:
    This is the output from Probably42 Deep Thought on the subject of: The Environment, Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.Please note it has been incorporated and replaced by the 'Considered Document' on the topic:http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/90/envir...
    • Sep 11
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This is one of Probably42's 'Considered Documents'. It brings together recent discussions on the topic from Probably42 discussion groups and from a previous output on Climate Change. 
    • Sep 11
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillCarol Macmillan: Hello Carol, a belated welcome to Probably42. In case you are not already aware we currently have two
    groups ‘Deep Thought’ and ‘Zero Gravity’. Members of Deep Thought are in the main local to Reading where Probably42 was founded, the second...  more
    • Sep 11
  • Chris Barnes
    Chris Barnes likes Tony Clack:
    • Sep 9
  • Chris Barnes
    Chris Barnes has added a new profile photo.
    • Sep 2
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    Chris Barnes has added a new profile photo.
    • Sep 2
  • Chris Barnes
    Chris Barnes likes the group Zero Gravity:
    • Sep 2
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This version 6 document has now been largely superceded by the document Transforming our Democracy and Political System for the 21st Century which makes firm proposals. This document still has relevance in providing some extra underlying detail which is...
    • Aug 31
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This document is a 'considered output' of Probably42. It takes as input the best ideas generated in the individual Probably42 group meetings and incorporates additional ideas generated as a result. It presents these in a structured manner with a summary l...
    • Aug 28
  • Tony Clack
    Tony Clack created a new document:
    Bouncing back - The Economy, Incentives & TaxationOutput from Deep Thought Meeting on the topic August 2020.Any ideas in this document have now been incorporated in a more considered document on the subject which also incorporates the output from the Zero...
    • Aug 28
  • David Sinclair
    David SinclairCarol Macmillan: Good afternoon, Carol. Welcome to probably 42. I hope you get as much from it as I do and that you enjoy it.
    • Aug 19
  • Carol Macmillan
    Carol Macmillan has just signed up. Say hello!
    • Carol Macmillan
      Geoff Osborne Welcome on board Carol. You must be our most northerly member. Are there any areas that you're particularly interested in?
      • Aug 19
  • Keith Hill
    Keith Hill created a new document:
    • Aug 4
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillZero Gravity: The agenda for next topic to be discussed by ZG, 'Bouncing Back the economy, incentives and taxation', can be found here http://probably42.net/forums/topic/91/topic-for-august-2020-bouncing-back/view/post_id/207
    • Jul 25
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  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This document draws together the outputs from three discussion meetings on the topic as a series of specific proposals. This document will now form the basis for drawing out the main ideas to include in the overall Manifesto of Ideas. Should you wish...
    • Jul 21