Advancing Humanity Symposium
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to host the second-annual Advancing Humanity Symposium. Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.
Defining Human - 10:30AM
Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Foundation) "Life with Extra Senses"
Gregory Stock (Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future) "To Upgrade is Human"
Natasha Vita-More (Humanity+) "Why Build a Better Body?"
Lunch Break - 12:15 PM
Pioneering Ventures - 1:45PM
Stuart Armstrong (Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute) "Space Colonization Made Easy"
Alex Lightman (Brave New Unwired World) "Why Every Stanford Student Should be a Transhumanist"
Representing the Future - 3PM
Maria Konovalenko (Russian Longevity Party) "Catalyze or Die Trying"
Micah Daigle (Collective Agency) "Resilient Individuals and Syntropic Systems"
This event is free and open to the public -- invite your friends! Details subject to change.
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Stanford Transhumanist Association
Transhumanists support the application of technology and genetics to augment human capabilities and lifespans. We support an informed and highly tolerant debate on the consequences of these future advancements, as well as other emerging technologies.
Anyone interested in transhumanism and emerging technologies is welcome to join and participate in discussions, regardless of school affiliation.