Re: Spiketalk

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 11:14:29 +0000

At 04:43 PM 8/22/98 +1100, Av wrote:

>While postering at Melbourne University I noticed posters advertising
>Damien Broderick as one person giving a lecture at the Student Union
>next week.

I think you and I are the only extropes in town, AP, but still... It's a talk at the Roden White library, 2nd floor of the Union, at 1 pm.

Did an interesting stint at the Victorian International Writers' Festival yesterday, a place crowded with the great and the good doing their annual presentations-of-self. I was on a panel about the limits of science with Paul Davies and a microbiologist/novelist zanie named Sally Morrison. I spoke on matters Spikish, emphasising the prospect of extended longevity. To my surprise and delight, most of the questions afterward were for me - many of them incredulous, naturally, but all intrigued by the transhuman ideas.

And the latest issue of *Eureka Street*, an Aussie public affairs/cultural journal published by, of all bodies, the Jesuits, has a substantial piece by me on the Spike and the promise of nanotechnology. It's possible to get the memes churning out there, people, via the oddest vectors...

Damien Broderick