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January 8-9, 2016
Tresidder Memorial Union, Cypress Room

Transhumanism and the Human Future

A discussion on the implications of emerging biotechnology with Prof. Fabrice Jotterand, et. al

Time & Location

January 8-9, 2016
Tresidder Memorial Union, Cypress Room
459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Description

Transhumanism affirms the desirability of using emerging technologies to transcend the limitation of our bodies and brains for the improvement of the human condition. The potential transition from humanity to posthumanity, however, cannot be limited to the concerns of the few who have access to enhancement technologies. This needs to be discussed across society.

 

The root of transhumanism in the Enlightenment *The nature and goals of transhumanism *Overview of enhancement technologies *Exploration of the philosophical, ethical, and socio-political implications of transhumanism.

 

Screening of FIXED: the Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement followed by panel: 7-9:30pm Friday night - Open to the public

  • Fabrice Jotterand, Regis University & Senior Researcher, the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Jure Leskovec, Asst. Prof. of Computer Science, Stanford & Chief Scientist, Pinterest

  • Sonia Arrison, Founder & Trustee, Singularity Univ.; Board Member, Thiel Found.; author of 100+ and Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic

  • Aaron Kheriaty, Director, Program in Medical Ethics School of Medicine, UC Irvine

 

Saturday Seminar, 9am-2pm Led by Fabrice Jotterand.

 

Seminar material HERE.

Speakers

FABRICE JOTTERAND

FABRICE JOTTERAND

Regis University & Senior Researcher, the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland

JURE LESKOVEC

JURE LESKOVEC

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University; Chief Scientist, Pinterest

SONIA ARRISON

SONIA ARRISON

Founder & Trustee, Singularity University; Board Member, Thiel Foundation; Author of 100+; Editor in Chief, The Bold Italic

AARON KHERIATY

AARON KHERIATY

Health & Human Flourishing Program Director & Senior Fellow

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