Earlier last week, winds off the Atlantic brought a rumour that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange might be appearing at the Nantucket Project this weekend. But how? Had he left his place of asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London? No, he will not be appearing in the flesh, but as the latest celebrity to follow the likes of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur to be beamed by hologram.

The question of the day is a large one, about the fate of mankind. As the town square of yesterday (with its post office, bank, library and general store) is fast being displaced by its digital equivalent (email, online banking, Wikipedia and Ocado), what are the societal benefits and attendant costs? Finally, what measures does Assange see as necessary to ensure an optimal information future?

Read the full write-up of the event on The Guardian