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TransVision

July 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - July 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

£25

Since 1998, the TransVision conference series has been advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities and transcend limitations.

19 years since TransVision was last held in London, Humanity+ and London Futurists are bringing TransVision 2019 to London, with the headline title “Humanity+ @ London”.

The core purpose of this event is to review the relevance of transhumanism to key issues of the present and near-term future.

Speakers will include:

Speakers

21 speakers v2

Conference themes

Speakers will be addressing the following themes

Transhumanism and the future of health

  • “Beyond life extension” – prospects for “better than well” health
  • Transhumanism, cryonics, technological resurrection, and more
  • A brighter future for mental health

Transhumanism and the future of education

  • The changing requirements for education in the 2020s
  • The set of skills that most need to be conveyed to students
  • Using technology to improve the delivery of education

Transhumanism around the world

  • Issues and opportunities in different locations
  • The approaches which have had the best impact
  • Transhumanist cooperation: past, present, and future

Transhumanism and the future of AI

  • Factors influencing the advent of AGI (including accelerators and brakes)
  • Pros and cons of humans merging with AIs
  • Humans coexisting with increasingly capable AIs and robots

Transhumanism and the future of politics

  • Reasons for transhumanists to stay out of politics
  • Reasons for transhumanists to engage with politics
  • Using technology to improve politics

Open questions about transhumanism

  • Philosophical perspectives on transhumanism
  • The most important criticisms of transhumanism
  • Options for the future of transhumanism

Details

Start:
July 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am
End:
July 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
£25
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/260551235/

Venue

Birkbeck College
Torrington Square
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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