5-6 May 2012 // Melbourne http://hplusconf.com.au
FUTURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Join the conversation at Humanity+ Summit on 5-6th of May to explore the possibilities about how future science and technology is transforming us.
<< Register Now! http://www.hplusconf.com.au/ Concession: $49, Adult: $69 >>
• How can you prepare for the future workplace?
• Does living for hundreds of years excite you or frighten you?
• Do you want to influence the rapid changes to our world?
• How can you prepare your children for a rapidly evolving society?
• Change in education, healthcare and work is upon us, are you ready?
• Can you discern the difference between fashionable trends and real change?
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world's highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000 respectively.
Natasha Vita-More is a media designer and futurist, and a prominent proponent of ethical means for achieving human enhancement. She has spoken worldwide on futurism and art for two decades. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth where she is working on the radical transformations of human life that may come from the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science (NBIC).
Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 25 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems, the Internet and biotechnology to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body.
Technological progress brings profound consequences to every facet of life. Come and face it head on.
More speaker info at << Humanity+ Conference website >> | << Conference Agenda >> | << Video Promo >>.
What sort of future do you want? If you think through the possibilities of a particular technology, you can better appreciate the consequences of using it.
Humanity+ @Melbourne is an interactive event that explores how society might use and profit from a variety of creative and innovative thought. Join us for this adventurous journey into the future where you can make a difference. This conference will broaden and enhance your insight into the future along with the opportunities it presents.
For further information contact: Adam A. Ford on 0421 979 977 - http://www.hplusconf.com.au/
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