Humanity+, UK 2010

How will accelerating technological change affect human mental and physical capabilities 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
PLEASE NOTE: People attending this event need to REGISTER via the event website, 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 Note: The above information duplicates what's stated on
Facebook, where there's a longer list of people who have RSVP'ed to this invite.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting enough but I had real trouble keeping my attention span for that long - maybe i got ADD :) - Seriously not a event for the layman bit too much like a lecture for my liking.
    Apart from that would of preffered something more interactive, prehaps a workshop kinda thing or some technology demos apart from powerpoint.

    April 27, 2010

  • Bass

    Great event.
    A few hours literally day dreaming, blown away by human cleverness.
    These people should be allowed to talk prime time on BBC regularly. And get the funding that governments around the world are so happy to waste for military departments

    April 25, 2010

  • joseph Y.

    Thought it was great, but at some point it might be nice to meet some of the other participants in this group.

    April 24, 2010

  • David W.

    With about 16 hours before the start of the event, we have 166 names on the central registration system, with new ones popping in the whole time.

    Anyone who plans to attend is encouraged to register in advance, via - to reduce the risk of queues on entrance tomorrow.

    April 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    UPDATE - "The Volcanic Ash does, alas, hang over the event. It's possible that a number of speakers will be stranded overseas and will have to take part by video link instead.
    We will accept payment at the door. If anyone feels they cannot afford £25, we will accept £15, no questions asked. It's up to everyone's individual conscience. (NO CREDIT CARDS) Only cash, or cheques, or - if we believe someone is acting in good faith - an IOU along with an email address. ;)"

    April 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    more futurists needed! :)

    RSVP if your going....

    April 20, 2010

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