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 topics.
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: http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~hpm/book88/MC.cover.gif
The event is free and everyone's welcome.
The Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669
Nearest tube: Holborn
Official Website: http://www.extrobritannia.blogspot.com
Added by estropico on April 26, 2007