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With Jayar La Fontaine (Foresight Strategist, Idea Couture). IMPACT is board game about adapting to accelerating technological changes & forecasting the future.
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $10
Venue, To Be Announced

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About this Game Night
We're preparing[students} for these jobs of tomorrow, but we really don't even know what they are. It's almost like we're doing this with blinders on. ... We're doing all we can to give them the finite skills, the computer languages, the programming, but technology is expanding so rapidly, we almost can't keep up. -- Amy McLeod (Students are Being Prepared for Jobs That No Longer Exist)

Can a board game prepare students for the future of work?
College students only - JOIN USfor the next installment of this thought-provoking event that we first hosted earlier this year, & find out. This will be a fun, enlightening & self-reflective evening connecting with other students while playing the new, innovative board game IMPACT --aForesight Gamethat teaches you to think critically & imaginatively about emerging technologiesand the future of society. Afterwards, we'll discuss the results of how you & your team have decided the future will unfold!

Designed by futurists, IMPACTinvites playersto take onjobs of the future & navigate change in order to achieve their character's preferred future state. The game is meant to help players to (1)Learn the basics of futures thinking including some of the key terminology, (2)Learn about the latest advances in science & technology (neurotech, nanotech, artificial intelligence, IoT, biotech, robotics), & (3)Practice thinking about how these emerging technologies could evolve & the various ways they could influence society.

Our goal with the game is to train people to think more deeply about what could unfold in the future, including opportunities to discuss how emerging technologies will fit into our culture & how we will use them.The fact that players take on roles that may or may not align with their values helps them see things from different perspectives. The skill involved in taking multiple cards & undertaking a brief cross-impact analysis to create a relevant headline is not easy. We've found it to be especially challenging for those with engineering & business school backgrounds. Playing IMPACT requires you to think more like a novelist: Who are the characters? What's it like to live here? What period is this? -- Robert Bolton (Fast Company)
We'll be breaking up into teams with each team playing & reporting who their winner is & what they learned about the future of work. How will you & your teammates respond to future technological disruption? How can you begin to contemplate the future in a way that will provide answers, not just questions? Come out, play, & become a futurist for one night.
NOTE: this event will be held at the Knightscope NY Showroom. Attendees will get a tour of the showroom & a live, hands-on demo of their autonomous security robots.]

Event Agenda:

6PM - 6:15PM: sign in, networking,light food anddrinks served
6:15PM - 6:25PM:game referees explain how to play INSIGHT & the game's rules
6:25PM - 7:30PM: breakout groups play the game
7:30PM - 8:00PM:each group presents their observations, discussions
8:00PM - 8:30PM: Knightscope Showroom, meet autonomous robots & live demo

Lite bites & beverages included.
Game Night Sponsor: Knightscope
[caption id="attachment_11908" align="aligncenter" width="835"] Knightscope employees at their headquarters in Silicon Valley.[/caption]

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley & builds the ultimate in security guards.Their security robots deter, detect & reportautonomously. Our long-term ambitious goal is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone.
Knightscope's long-term vision is to predict & prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, analytics & engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year & Knightscope is on a mission to cut it in half. Founded in April 2013 in Silicon Valley, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope Hardware + Software + Humans approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, & pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC).
Previous awards & honors include Popular ScienceNine Most Important Security Innovations of 2016, CNBC Disrupt Honorable Mention & one offive startups on the path to becoming household names, ISC West New Product Showcase award, Plug & Play Winter EXPO award, & Startup of the Year from the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Knightscope VP of Software Engineering, Mercedes Soria, recently received a 2017 ABIE Award for Leadership & a 2017 Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence Award.
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WHAT:The Knightscope Showroom NYC now open in Midtown ManhattanWHERE:501 Lexington Ave (at 47thStreet), New York, NY 10017WHEN:9 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays & by appointment through November 30, 2018
Knightscope, developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, is celebrating the opening of its first Knightscope Showroom in New York City. Located at 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47thStreet) in the heart of midtown Manhattan conveniently near Grand Central Station, the Knightscope Showroom is a hands-on experience that lets visitors interact with the company's award-winning team of security robots, including the K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine & K5 outdoor machine.

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