FW: TVMM - Third Transhumanist Conferenece

From: Bostrom,N (pg) (N.Bostrom@lse.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 13:46:20 MDT

Here, finally, is the (provisional) conference programme.

July 14 - 16, City University, London
Hosted by the World Transhumnanist Association and the Alcor UK group
REGISTRATION AND FURTHER DETAILS: http://www.transhumanism.com/tv2k/


Afternoon: Excursion to the Alcor facility in Eastbourne (conditional on
sufficient interest)
18:00 - 19:00 Registration for early arrivals


9:00 Opening
9:20 Anders Sandberg (Stockholm University): "The neuroscience of uploading
10:20 Caffeine
10:40 Garret Smyth (Alcor UK): "What's new in cryonics"
11:00 David Ashford (Director, Bristol Spaceplanes): "Private enterprise
12:00 Waldemar Ingdahl (Aleph): "The creole love call - transhumanism and
the multicultural challenge" (tbc)
12:30 Calories
13:30 Nick Bostrom (London School of Economics): "The ethics of machine
14:20 David Gems (University College London): "Life-extension as ontological
15:20 Caffeine
15:30 WTA planning session
16:30 Laser-gaming (optional)
18:30 End
... In the evening, various groups will probably split off to continue
discussions, have dinner or explore the London night-life.


9:00 Silvia Toni (National University of La Plata): "Why we need to read
Greek today: An answer in Plato's Sophist"
9:30 Alexander Bard (pop star, author): "The Netocracy vs. The Consumtariat
- The Class Struggle of The Information Age and beyond."
10:30 Caffeine; smart drugs available!
10:50 David Pearce (BLTC): "The Hedonistic Imperative" (tbc)
12:30 Calories
13:30 Peter van Nedervelde (Foresight Europe, director): "UP! - Starting up
the auto deification business... an exclusive avant-premiere introduction of
the first transhumanism-inspired and explicitly transhumanistically themed
start-up incubator."
14:30 Panel debate (topic tba)
15:20 Caffeine
15:40 Kevin Warwick (Professor of Cybernetics, Reading University): "My Life
as a Cyborg"
16:50 Wrap-up
17:00 End

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