[sl4] Conference: Humanity+ UK 2010

From: Amon Zero (amon@doctrinezero.com)
Date: Mon Feb 22 2010 - 07:34:26 MST


(Apologies for cross-posting, but this should be interesting / relevant to
people on this list)

How will accelerating technological change affect human mental and physical
capabilites as well as the environment in which we live? What challenges and
opportunities does the human race face in this age of unprecedented change?
How can we help shape the future, spread the benefits and mitigate the risks
of the coming technological revolutions?

Humanity+ UK2010, a one-day conference in London on 24 April 2010, gathers
together some leading thinkers to discuss these topics. Speakers include:

*) Max More, on "Singularity Skepticism: Exposing Exponential Errors";
*) Anders Sandberg, on "Making humans smarter via cognitive enhancers";
*) Rachel Armstrong, on "The impact of living technology on the future of
humanity";
*) Aubrey de Grey, on "Human regenerative engineering theory and
practice";
*) David Pearce, on "The Abolitionist Project: Can biotechnology abolish
suffering throughout the living world?";
*) Amon Twyman, on "Augmented perception and Transhumanist Art";
*) Natasha Vita-More, on "DIY Enhancement";
*) David Orban, on "The Singularity University", and "The Internet of
Things";
*) Nick Bostrom, on "Reducing Existential Risks".

For more details, including speaker biographies, see
http://humanityplus-uk.com

PLEASE NOTE: People attending this event need to REGISTER via the event
website, http://humanityplus-uk.com. Attendance costs 25 (or 15 for
non-waged), but is free to registered members of H+ UK.

The event website also provides:
*) an option to join H+ UK
*) an option to register to join some of the speakers for dinner and further
conversation in the evening
*) blog postings by and about the speakers.

For information about the event venue, see
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/where.htm



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