WHAT: Pre-H+ Conf event on Writing about the Future and Getting Published
WHEN: starting at 5.00pm and ending at ~8pm Nov 30th 2012
WHERE: Borderlands Bookstore – 866 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110, United States – (415) 824-8203 [detailed directions here]
BOOKING: This Free Event though booking is required – please make sure if you do book, you actually will be coming
Note you can buy tickets to the Humanity+ @San Fran Conference at the bookstore!
ote you can buy tickets to the Humanity+ @San Fran Conference at the bookstore!
5.00 – Greetings, drink a coffee and explore the Borderlands Books!
5.20 – Intro – Introducing the bookstore event (with a quick blurb about the H+ Conference)
5.30 – Ramez Naam -
6.00 – Mystery Presenter –
6.30 – Break for 10 mins –
6.40 – James Hughes
7.10 – Mystery Presenter –
7.40 – Panel: “Writing about the Future – and Getting Published”
8.10 – Get a bite to eat, go to a nearby bar, hang and chat…
Note this event will be videoed
Ramez Naam. Ramez is the HG Wells Award-winning author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. His first science fiction novel, Nexus, about a drug that links minds and the struggle to control it, will be released in December 2012. His next non-fiction book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, lays out a path to use innovation to overcome the natural resource and environmental limits that face us, and will be released in March 2013. Naam worked at Microsoft for 13 years, most recently leading artificial intelligence and relevance work on the Bing search engine. He helped develop two of the most widely used pieces of software in the world: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
James J. Hughes, PhD. James J. Hughes is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and former executive director of Humanity+. He is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future, and is working on a second book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha.
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