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We live in a time of great technological advancement. It is changing every aspect of our lives. Scientific & R&D part of a humanity are innovating new technologies at a rapid pace and are changing ourselves as we adapt. The very notion of Human, Human Identity and Human Nature are changing. What's Your place in all that and how can You be the part of a technological ascendance ?

The "old" questions are :

The jobs we do are now different from the jobs that our Grandparents did, and the jobs our children will do will be different from the jobs we do today. The internet gives us unprecedented access to information. Computing put powerful tools in our pockets that allow us access to good information on a daily basis. Drones vacuum our floors and drop bombs in war zones. Lifestyle enhancing drugs and nutraceuticals are taken daily by people wanting to be smarter, healthier, stronger or faster. Automation is destroying jobs at a fantastic clip, while our policymakers are out of touch with the rapid changes. The sharing economy is altering the way we do business creating massive sales channels that enrich a few while spreading out access to labor that didn't exist before.

And the new questions are replacing the "old" ones :

Miniaturization opened up a new world of technical possibilities, and nanotechnology is opening even more. Biotechnology and computing are converging. We have mind-machine interfaces. How can we completely move into the computer network and simulation to become multipresent, ageless, virtually indestructible, teleportable, have a full mind backups, coud be uploaded into a robotic and nanotechnological bodies, slow down the inner "subjective" time of a system.

Upcoming events (1)

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019 - 2 Days conference

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects and Advances in Research, a conference to be held on July 11th-12th at the Cooper Union in New York City. The conference is organized by Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, non-profit that supports scientific research on aging. https://www.leafscience.org/ending-age-related-diseases-advances-in-aging-research-and-investment-prospects-2019/ The goal of this conference is to promote multidisciplinary collaboration in order to foster the development of next-generation drugs and therapies that directly target the processes of aging and thus have the potential to prevent and cure age-related diseases. The past decade has seen enormous progress in our understanding of why we age, and with the first therapies targeting aging entering human clinical trials, the nascent rejuvenation biotechnology industry appears to be an inevitable part of the relatively near future. Join the leading researchers, investors, longevity advocates, and other forward-thinking people who are discussing this emerging technology. The list of speakers includes Dr. Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation), Dr. Judith Campisi (The Buck Institute for Research on Aging), Dr. Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Michael Bonkowski (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Morgan Levine (Yale School of Medicine), Dr. Ronald Kohanski (National Institute of Aging, NIA), Dr. Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), and others. Several rejuvenation biotechnology companies, such as Ichor Therapeutics, Intervene Immune, Oisin Biotechnologies, and Repair Biotechnologies, will present their projects and share their insights about when the first anti-aging technologies will hit the market. There will be sessions devoted to investment prospects; there, the representatives of several venture funds will share their views on accelerating the development of a longevity industry. You can find the conference site with the draft program here. https://www.leafscience.org/2019-program/ If you think that the event might be of interest to you, feel free to check the tickets on Eventbrite - you can take advantage of the Early Bird price before March 31. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ending-age-related-diseases-2019-tickets-53207520125 The organizer of this conference is the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports scientific research on aging and longevity via its own crowdfunding platform, Lifespan.io. If you wish to learn more about the current state of longevity research, feel free to check our column for interviews with the leading researchers of aging. https://www.leafscience.org/blog/

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