[extropy-chat] ExtroBritannia's August event (and AGM)
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Wed Aug 9 09:24:02 UTC 2006
Our next event is scheduled for Saturday the 19th of August 2006
starting at 2pm at Conway Hall (Tower Room 1) in Holborn, London. The
event is free and everyone is welcome.
We are also holding our Annual General Meeting, at the same venue,
starting at 11am. All members are invited and non-members are welcome.
Dr M A Twyman on "Consciousness and the transhuman"
Many of the long-term futurist scenarios frequently discussed by
transhumanists touch upon questions of the nature of sentience. For
example: Is uploading feasible, or even possible in principle? How
might we assess the degree or type of sentience in a truly alien
lifeform? Serious answers to these and other questions require
recourse to scientific theories of the nature of consciousness and
human sentience. Dr Twyman will briefly review the principal
contemporary accounts of consciousness, and then describe their
relevance to areas of particular interest to transhumanism, before
leading discussion of the kinds of social and research policies which
transhumanists should perhaps be advocating.
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
Nearest tube: Holborn
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