[extropy-chat] ExtroBritannia's May event: Paths to life-extension. Scenario planning with Anders Sandberg

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Thu Apr 26 21:18:46 UTC 2007

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Sunday the 13th of May
at 2,00pm at Conway Hall (Artists' Room), in Holborn, London. Everyone

Paths to life-extension. Scenario planning with Anders Sandberg

What would be the social impact of different development paths to
life-extension? We could experience a sudden breakthrough, or a slower
development. Advancements could be based on complex and expensive
medical services, genetic interventions or novel pharmaceutical
agents. Do we need a state-sponsored "war on ageing", or will the
private sector drive progress in this area? Will life-extension come
to be regarded as enhancement, as opposed to therapy? Will there be
organised opposition to these developments? Will there be organised
support? After an introduction to the basics of scenario planning,
Anders Sandberg will lead an informal scenario session exploring these

We will be at the Penderel's Oak from 12.30pm for lunch and
conversation and will move to Conway Hall at 2pm. We'll be back at the
Penderel's post-event for drinks and discussion at approx. 5pm. Feel
free to show up at any stage.

If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a
copy of Hans Moravec's "Mind Children" at our table. Here's a picture
of the book's cover:

25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
Nearest tube: Holborn
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The Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669
Nearest tube: Holborn
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