December 02, 2010
Humanity+ on the Radical Technological Changes That Will Redefine Humanity
Experts redefine the future @ Caltech on December 4-5, 2010 in Los Angeles. Leading Researchers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs will join to discuss strategies for redefining our human future in an era of radical technological change.
The conference brings together select leading scientific researchers, engineers, philosophers, physicians, designers, other key stakeholders around a single topic of redefining the human future.
The Humanity+ conference will address a number of issues around the radical technological changes that will redefine humanity.
Over the past decade there has been an astounding increase in research and development in human enhancement, biotechnology, genetics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, personal manufacturing, and a host of other areas with dramatic transformative potential.
Our bodies have been the canvas for medical advances of genetic engineering and stem cell cloning and our brains have been the template for exploring cognition and neuroscience, and our minds have conceived more and more amazing machines, resulting in a pending technomorphosis.
Both positive and critical discussion has increased among public, private and academics sectors about where this technology will take us as a society and as individuals in the new Era of Radical Technological Change. The event will break open key issues that will redefine humanity.
Conference topics include: Re-Imagining Humans: Mind, Media and Methods, Radically Increasing the Human, Healthspan, Redefining Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence Enhancement and Substrate-Independent Minds, Business and Economy in the Era of Radical Technomorphosis and more.
Speakers include Robert Tercek, one of the “25 Executives to Watch” and former President of Digital Media at The Oprah Winfrey Network and David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics and TED guest speaker, premiering what he calls "Robot Einstein".
Other distinguished speakers include: Alex Backer, Gregory Benford, Ryan Bethencourt, Bryan Bishop, Stephen Coles, Patri Friedman, Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, J-Walt Christof Koch, Randal Koene, David Levy, Amy Li, Parijata Mackey, Max More, Tom Munnecke, Alex Peake, Michael Rose, Paul Rosenbloom, John Smart, Adrian Stoica, Michael Vassar, and Natasha Vita-More.
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