Prominent futurists +Aubrey de Grey (SENS), +Benjamin Goertzel (OpenCog), +George Dvorsky (i09) and +James Hughes (IEET) will be joining Adam Ford for an online miniconf on Future Day (March 1st 3pm PST). Join the event here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdlioq680jhm1roog202jks97es Please prepare your questions...
Back to the Future in the Metaverse with Giulio Prisco, Philip Rosedale, Stephen Larson, The Rev. Christopher Benek, David Orban, and h+ Chair Natasha Vita-More
So many people came that the Second Life server was overloaded and eventually (snow-)crashed! The first 12 minutes of the video are surreal and fun: watch first the event organizer, then the cameraman and the founder of Second Life himself, ejected from Second Life! Luckily the event continued via Google Hangout and we’ve got the video here.
Futurist Harish Shah appears in Episode 06 discussing the the X-Men Coemth, transhumanism, and why he wants to be Wolverine.
“Intelligence Amplification, either through getting smarter people or having really smart machines – It just seems overwhelmingly likely that this is going to be the dominant economic force once you get 20-30 years out into the future. Virtually no economists are studying it.”
Should supporters of transhumanism be worried about the treatment of this philosophy in his new book? The question is especially pertinent, since ‘Inferno’ is likely to provide many millions of readers with their first exposure to transhumanism.
Presidential Bioethics Commission to Discuss Incidental Findings — Tuesday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) will meet April 30 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ethical implications of incidental findings.