Maria Farrell.

I am a speaker and writer imagining a technological future we actively choose to live in.

A couple of years ago, I wrote a viral blog-post about the hurt of being an Irish immigrant in the UK following the Brexit vote. One of my sisters said it was well-written, but asked ‘What about the duty of hope’? I’d never heard of it. She said Irish diplomats working on the Northern Ireland peace process kept themselves going through many dark nights that eventually led to the Good Friday Agreement, by invoking the duty of hope…

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Passionate, funny, surprising, counter-intuitive and mind-expanding...


Fiction and non-fiction, present commentary and imagined futures


What will the near-future look and feel like? How can we imagine it in ways that give us agency and inspiration?