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 (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=32), on "Singularity Skepticism: Exposing Exponential Errors";
*) Anders Sandberg (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=38), on "Making humans smarter via cognitive enhancers";
*) Rachel Armstrong (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=26), on "The impact of living technology on the future of humanity";
*) Aubrey de Grey (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=30), on "Human regenerative engineering – theory and practice";
*) David Pearce (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=36), on "The Abolitionist Project: Can biotechnology abolish suffering throughout the living world?";
*) Amon Twyman (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=40), on "Augmented perception and Transhumanist Art";
*) Natasha Vita-More (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=42), on "DIY Enhancement";
*) David Orban (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=34), on "The Singularity University", and "The Internet of Things";
*) Nick Bostrom (http://humanityplus-uk.com/wordpress/?page_id=28), 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
Note: The above information duplicates what's stated on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=315872034709), where there's a longer list of people who have RSVP'ed to this invite.