A mum of three, engineer, scientist, educator, and all around dabbler, I'm far better at finding interesting things to do than I am at doing housework.
Whence the future?
Transhumanism, otherwise known as H+ or Hplus is a movement that considers the use of technology, both existing and developing, to continue human evolution. The movement has been considered controversial at times, but the ideas being contemplated are fascinating. What is the future of humanity? Can we apply technology to control the future development of our species? Should we?
Transhumanism - is this the future?
Professor Steve Fuller is well known in transhumanist circles. He is the Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick, UK, and has recently released his new book The Proactionary Imperative: a foundation for transhumanism.
Professor Steve Fuller
Professor Fuller is currently visiting Melbourne, and as part of his visit he will be presenting two public events at Monash University in Clayton.
The first, "A young scientists' introduction to transhumanism " is intended for a family audience, and is considered suitable for those aged 8 and over . This event will take place at the family friendly time of 2pm on Saturday the 4th of October.
The second event, "Transhumanism and the future of Humanity" is a round table discussion including a panel of academics from Melbourne and Monash University. This event is best suited to an adult audience, and will take place at 7pm on Saturday the 4th of October.
Bookings are essential for both events, and entry is by gold coin donation.
The seminars will both take place in the Rotunda Lecture theatre, building 8, theatre R1. Ample free parking is available in blue zones at the University.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to new ideas, presented by a well regarded expert in the field. These events are supported by PrimeSCI, Monash University, The University of Warwick, and Science Technology Future.