Mark your calendar for the MMAH Dinner Meeting to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013. In keeping with the “Humanist” component of our organization, we feature educational programs at our monthly Dinner Meetings that cover a broad range of topics of interest to the membership.
This month’s featured speaker is MMAH member Jonathan Stars who will be presenting on Cutting Edge Computer Technology: the merging of man and machine; will we be the Borg?
According to inventor and futurist, Ray Kurzweil (among others), in the next few years our lives will be dramatically changed by advances in robotics, genetics and nanotechnology. He predicts a technological singularity that will arrive around 2045, where people will need to have their intellects mechanically enhanced in order to keep up with the accelerating changes.
Join entertainer, programmer and author, Jonathan Stars, as we look at both the promise and peril of our future with intelligent robots and machine as well as programmable nanobots.
About The Presenter
Jonathan Stars is author of the novel 2035, based on an advance technological society. He is also an award-winning database consultant, technical writer, musician, comedian, actor, songwriter, and visual artist. Among his many recording projects he engineered on Seeley and Baldori's "Boogie Stomp" documentary and album.
He has created databases for dozens of companies and associations, and has written over 100 articles on computers, music and software and 7 editions of "Learn FileMaker Pro."
Dinner and Socializing will be from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM.
Presentation will start at 6:30 PM.
Old Great Wall Restaurant (Private Banquet Room)
4832 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, Michigan 48917
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• Buffet $9.65 incl. tax (beverage extra except for hot tea)
• Order individual entrée from the menu
RSVP appreciated to provide an approximate headcount.
Join us for another evening of discussion and fun, and get acquainted with new members who have joined us in recent months.
Jim Hong, Director
Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists
American Atheists Affiliate
"I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence"
--- Doug McLeod