Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death

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What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise, or choose the time of our painless death?

These words introduce the fascinating new book by Jenny Kleeman, "Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sex-Robots-Vegan-Meat-Adventures/dp/1509894888/

Jenny is a journalist and documentary-maker who has travelled the world finding extraordinary characters to turn into film, print and audio. She writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and Tortoise. She has reported for BBC One's Panorama, Channel 4's Dispatches and VICE News Tonight on HBO, as well as making 13 films from across the globe for Channel 4's Unreported World. She is the host of the Immaculate Deception podcast, and the Breakfast show on Times Radio. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book. See https://www.jennykleeman.com/

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This 90 minute London Futurists live webinar features Jenny Kleeman in discussion with:

*) Rohit Talwar, global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. See https://fastfuture.com/team/rohit-talwar/
*) Gemma Milne, Science & Technology Writer, Author of "Smoke & Mirrors", and Co-Host of Science: Disrupt. See https://www.gemmamilne.co.uk/

The webinar will be moderated by David Wood, Chair of London Futurists.

Attendees will be welcome to raise questions and vote to prioritise questions raised by others.

The webinar will start at 6pm UK time (BST) on Monday 13th July. To find the start time in other timezones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200713T170000&p1=136

You are advised to log into Zoom up to 10 minutes ahead of time, so you won't miss the start of the live broadcast.

There is no charge to register or to attend this webinar.

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Selected advance praise for "Sex Robots & Vegan Meat":

"A fascinating examination of what the future holds, and of what it means to be human. Jenny Kleeman writes with wit and a wealth of knowledge that ensures you will never look at a chicken nugget in quite the same way again." - Elizabeth Day, author of "How to Fail" and "The Party"

"By turns alarming, funny, thought-provoking and fascinating, this is a book that brilliantly shows us where much of our life (and death) is heading." - Stig Abell, editor of The Times Literary Supplement

"This eye-opening debut is a compelling investigation into the implications of the cutting-edge technologies that aim to deliver the perfect partner, the perfect gestation, the perfect meat and the perfect death. The sceptical Kleeman makes a witty and tenacious guide as she probes unsettling visions of our human future." - Caroline Sanderson, Editors Choice, The Bookseller

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