7 May 2016

Further Future

From This Way Up, 1:15 pm on 7 May 2016

For the second year running, the tech elite have gathered to network and party at Further Future – an exclusive festival in the Nevada desert that has been called the 'Burning Man for the one percent'.

"In the Wellness Tent, there's a fitness class with people jumping up and down in unison. Nearby, one woman advertises psychological services as 'tools and technology broken down for busy professionals'.  Another advertises 'smudging aura cleansing'" – Nellie Bowles.

Further Future also boasts luxurious camping, DJ sets, wellness clinics, juice bars for Africa, and what looks from the photos like a lot of people wearing very small swimsuits dancing in the sand. Alphabet (formerly Google) boss Eric Schmidt was spotted wearing a top hat and a waistcoat covered in mirrors – very steampunk!

Technology reporter Nellie Bowles headed into the Nevada desert to check out this year's festival. She tells Simon Morton about the experience:

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