Global Futures 2045 NYC — 15–16 June 2013 — limited time discounted entry!

Global Futures 2045 NYC

Date: 15–16 June 2013

Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA

The second international Global Future 2045 congress will take place on 15-16 June 2013 at the Lincoln Center in New York, and will be focused on discussion of a new evolutionary strategy for humanity aimed at overcoming the 21st century’s civilization challenges. The strategy is based on carrying out two revolutions: spiritual and sci-tech. We believe this is the only way to overcome existing crises.

At the congress, a vision will be presented for the spiritual transformation of humanity, and new technologies will be demonstrated which are likely to form the basis of the sci-tech revolution. The congress will also showcase our Avatar science mega-project, aimed at accelerating the creation of technologies enabling a gradual transition from our biological bodies to an increasingly advanced artificial carrier of the human self.

The first GF2045 congress took place in Moscow in February 2012. Its main goal was a discussion of global threats and opportunities arising from the development of new technologies, and the formulation of recommendations for the realization of the optimal scenario for the future with regard to the expected usage of these technologies. In the world of international science, this was the first time at this level and in this form, that not only the key directions of innovations in the coming decades were examined, but also their ethical and philosophical aspects.

In the 3 days of the congress, over 1,500 participants took part, with 50 speakers from countries around the world, including the USA, the Netherlands and Australia. The congress received wide coverage in the press, and was positively assessed in scientific circles.

The congress was organized by the strategic social movement Russia 2045, a.k.a The 2045 Initiative.

Project Avatar, Android robotics, Anthropomorphic telepresence, Neuroscience, Mind theory, Neuroengineering,Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuroprosthetics, Neurotransplantation, Long-range forecasting, Future evolution strategy, Evolutionary transhumanism, Ethics, Bionic prostheses, Cybernetic life-extension, Mid-century Singularity, Neo-humanity, Meta-intelligence, Cybernetic immortality, Consciousness, Spiritual development, Science and Spirituality.

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The 2045 Initiative

Founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of leading Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems.

The main goals of the 2045 Initiative: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimale conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies.

The main science mega-project of the 2045 Initiative aims to create technologies enabling the transfer of a individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality. We devote particular attention to enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society.

A large-scale transformation of humanity, comparable to some of the major spiritual and sci-tech revolutions in history, will require a new strategy. We believe this to be necessary to overcome existing crises, which threaten our planetary habitat and the continued existence of humanity as a species. With the 2045 Initiative, we hope to realize a new strategy for humanity’s development, and in so doing, create a more productive, fulfilling, and satisfying future.

 

Preliminary Congress Program

The second international Global Future 2045 congress will take place on 15-16 June 2013 at the Lincoln Center in New York, and will be focused on discussion of a new evolutionary strategy for humanity aimed at overcoming the 21st century’s civilization challenges. The strategy is based on carrying out two revolutions: spiritual and sci-tech. We believe this is the only way to overcome existing crises.

At the congress, a vision will be presented for the spiritual transformation of humanity, and new technologies will be demonstrated which are likely to form the basis of the sci-tech revolution. The congress will also showcase our Avatar science mega-project, aimed at accelerating the creation of technologies enabling a gradual transition from our biological bodies to an increasingly advanced artificial carrier of the human self.

 

Key Congress Themes

Challenges to our global civilization

Human civilization is experiencing one of the most critical episodes in its history where we actually have the ability to create our own future, leading us into a new stage of intensive development and neo-humanity. This theme is dedicated to a discussion of the challenges faced by a global civilization and the outlook for human evolution.

Evolutionary transhumanism as a development strategy for humanity

The basis of the strategy of evolutionary transhumanism is a major spiritual transformation of humans together with a similarly significant transformation of their bodies, which is to be achieved by means of the Avatar science mega-project. The speakers will discuss how realizing this strategy will cause transformations in all aspects of human life.

Android robotics and anthropomorphic telepresence — Avatar A

Under this rubric, leading specialists will discuss the latest developments in the field of anthropomorphic robotics, and present live demonstrations of robots which are almost indistinguishable from humans in their appearance. This theme will also comprise discussions of remote control systems for these avatar robots to achieve telepresence -”the next best thing to being there”- by means of, among others, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies, as well as the applications of avatars and associated developments, their social necessity and significance.

Life-support systems for the brain to extend human life — Avatar B

A team of Russian neurospecialists will present their project to create an autonomous life-support system for a human brain fitted with a neural interface implant, and to connect this brain to an avatar robot. Experts will discuss the scientific and social outlook for realizing the project, and the prospects for introducing intermediary results such as prosthetic bodies for quadriplegics.

Brain modeling — Avatar С

This theme is dedicated to the problem of modeling the human brain, developing technologies for partial and complete brain prostheses, and discussion of ways to fully replace the biological human brain with an artificial brain so as to cure neurodegenerative diseases, to significantly extend the healthspan and active life of a person and to create technologies to transfer the self to an alternative carrier: an artificial body. Scientists will demonstrate their approaches to modeling the brain and will give their predictions for the coming two to three decades.

Consciousness and subjective experience

A discussion of an evolutionary strategy for civilization, as wel as issues relating to achieving physical immortality and spiritual development, putting human consciousness at the center of attention. Scientists and spiritual masters will discuss what consciousness and subjective experience are, how consciousness is connected with the biological substrate of the brain, and their opinions as to the possibilities are for the transfer of consciousness to an alternative carrier.

Synthesis of science and spiritual traditions

Humanity is in need of new guidelines for its development which match the challenges of our times, and which reflect the achievements of leading technologies and the spiritual experience of civilization. Representatives of faiths and spiritual practices are the traditional keepers of this experience, which has been accumulated over millennia. However, modern society only accepts things that have passed the inspection of science. Therefore, in order to form a new evolutionary strategy for humanity, it is necessary to ensure a dialogue between science and spiritual traditions. Creating a constructive environment for this dialogue is one of the most important tasks of the congress.

 

Invitation Videos

 

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Speaker List

Full speaker list here: http://www.gf2045.com/speakers/

 

Dr. Theodore Berger

Neuroprosthetics Pioneer

Brain prosthesis technology developer at the USC Center for Neuroengineering.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Martine Rothblatt

Visionary IT & Bio-entrepreneur — American lawyer, author, and life sciences entrepreneur. Founding CEO of United Therapeutics.

Bio

 

Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro

Genius Android Creator

Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan.

Bio

 

Mahayogi ‘Pilot’ Baba

Self-realized Siddha Master — Mahamandale-shwar of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu Monks. Yoga master.

Bio

 

Ray Kurzweil

Singularitarian Immortalist

Director of Engineering atGoogle, famous inventor, author of How to Create a Mind.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Stuart Hameroff

Quantum Consciousness Theorist — Anesthesiolo- gist and professor at theUniversity of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Marvin Minsky

A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist — Professor of Media Arts and Sciences,MIT, Media Lab.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Ed Boyden

Optogenetics Neuro- engineer — Neuroscientist at MIT. Associate member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Abundance Engineer

Physician, entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation.Author of Abundance.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Amit Goswami

Quantum Consciousness Activist — Professor Emeritus at the Theoretical Physics Department of theUniversity of Oregon.

Bio

 

Dr. George Church

Genomics Pioneer

Molecular geneticist, pioneer in personal genomics and synthetic biology.

BioVideo

 

Dr. James Martin

Futurist Entrepreneur

Visionary tech entrepreneur. Science sponsor: Oxford University’s largest benefactor in 900 years.

BioVideo

 

Dr. David Hanson

Android Tech Innovator

American robotics designer and researcher, creates androids: humanlike robots with intelligence and feelings.

Bio

 

Dr. Akop Nazaretyan

Big History Forecaster

Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting.

Bio

 

Dr. Anders Sandberg

Cognitive Enhancement Theorist — Philosopher at the Future of Humanity Institute. Editor of the Whole Brain Emulation Roadmap.

Bio

 

Swami VishnudevanandaGiri Ji Maharaj

Spiritual Transhumanist

Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu Monks. Russian yoga master.

Bio

 

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Jewish Mystical Meditator

Cooperman/Ross Endowed Professor in Honor of Sister Rose Thering at Seton Hall University.

Bio

 

Dr. Robert Thurman*

Spirituality Researcher

Renowned American writer and public figure. Moderator of GF2045‘s interfaith dialogue.

BioVideo

 

Sir Roger Penrose*

Quantum Consciousness Theorist — Co-creator of the Orch OR model of the quantum nature of con-

sciousness and memory.

BioVideo

 

Dr. Alexander Kaplan

Brain-Machine Connector

Psychophysiologist, founder of first Russian BCI laboratory.

Bio

 

Nigel Ackland

Bionic Arm Man

Former precious metals smelter. Pioneering user of the world’s most advanced artificial arm.

Bio

 

Dr. Witali L. Dunin-Barkowski

Neuroinformatics Pioneer

Professor, Honorary President and Founder of the Russian Association of Neuroinformatics.

Bio

 

Dr. William Bushell

Religious Anthropologist

Science-Spirituality Bridge-builder.

Bio

 

Dr. Ben Goertzel

Artificial General Intelligence researcher

Founder, OpenCog Foundation. Chairman, Biomind LLC.

Bio

 

Dr. Natasha Vita-More

Human Enhancement Trailblazer — Author ofBody by Design: An Innovative Platform Diverse Body.

Bio

 

Dr. Randal A. Koene

Neuroengineering Pioneer

Computational Neuroscien- tist, science curator in the whole brain emulation field, pioneering development of substrate-independent minds.

Bio

 

Dmitry Itskov

Founder and chair, 2045 Initiative. President, Global Future 2045 congress.

Bio

 

Dr. David Dubrovskiy

Cognition Theorist

Chief scientist at the RAS Institute of Philosophy, Co-chair of the RAS Science Council on the Methodology of Artificial Intelligence.

Bio

 

Dr. Alexander Panov

Universal Evolutionist

Astrophysicist, conceiver of the Snooks-Panov Curvewhich describes the coming technological singularity.

Bio

 

Lazar Puhalo

Archbishop of Ottawa (Ret.) of the Orthodox Church in America.

Bio

 

Dr. Ken Hayworth

Connectomics Pioneer 

Founding president of the Brain Preservation Foundation. Senior scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus.

Bio

 

Phakyab Rinpoche

Science-Spirituality Bridge-builder — Tibetan Buddhist Lama.

Bio

 

 

Starting May 6th, during 45 hours, you can get general admittance tickets to the http://www.GF2045.com/ congress at a SPECIAL DISCOUNT rate of 20.45%!

 For discount use promo code GF2045PHQT