April 19, 2012
Australian Humanity + Conference Will Look At The Future Science and Technology
|The Humanity+ @ Melbourne Conference next month in Australia will explore how society might use and profit from creative and innovative thought. Conference participants will look into the future to see how they can make a difference. This conference also looks broaden and enhance insights into the future and the opportunities it presents.|
Researchers and theorists in the Transhumanist movement will meet in Melbourne Australia this May to bring together thinkers from across the world. The Humanity + @Melbourne Conference will explore the implications of a broad range of emerging technologies poised to transform the ways in which we live in the future.
Adam A. Ford, organizer of the Humanity+ and Australian Singularity Summit conferences, has built up quite a strong international reputation overseas, which allows him to be able to invite world class experts to speak at these conferences, which makes them especially interesting and worth attending.
The conference will address topics in AI, robotics, genetics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, life extension and the technological singularity. Speakers will include; Dr Aubrey de Gray, Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation, artist and designer Natasha Vita-More director of the Transhumanist Arts and Culture World Center and president of the Extropy Institute and many others.
Ray Kurzweil predicts technological paradigm shifts will become increasingly common, leading to “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history“.
The Humanity + Conference will ask the question, what kind of change can we expect? Many transformative technologies look like they will have huge impacts on the way we live, but the future is not laid out neatly in front of us like a railway line — it’s more like an open field with pathways to be created by all of us.
One of the main goals of the conference is to develop methods for ensuring that the increased public awareness of these ideas and technologies are presented in a positive light.
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