|The law's very own Black Swan, 1928|
Rather than communing with my laptop, tonight I had the pleasure of discussing the challenges of emerging technology with the inaugural meeting of the SCL Junior Lawyers Group.
What differentiates this group is the desire to focus on the context for IT law and lawyers, rather than merely the law itself. As a result, the discussion that continued over drinks ranged from New Journalism, to the difference between facilitators and institutions, to the Cheetah Generation and Steampunk mobile, rather than merely the legal challenges posed by WikiLeaks.
The overriding questions seem to be: where will the key trends take the law and lawyers over the next 100 or 10,000 years? And how do we minimise our exposure to the downside - and maximise our exposure to the upside - of the next Black Swan?
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