Adam Ford, who invited me to speak at last year’s Singularity Summit in Melbourne, is also organising this year’s H+ Summit in Melbourne, June 25 – 26. He asked me to post some info about it:
The H+ Summit @ Melbourne brings together an eclectic mix of rationalists, futurists, science fiction writers, AI experts, scientists, biotechnology experts, philosophers and theorists to pursue deep philosophical, scientific and technological inquiry, with the aim of being able to discern those changes which are likely to have profound impacts and those which are merely transient and or fashionable.
Technological innovation permeates all aspects of society — from tiny water purification packets and 3d printers, to GPS tracking devices, wearable smart devices, decision support systems, replaceable body parts and personal genome tests. Because technology and society evolve together, it has become increasingly important to develop a greater understanding of how technology is shaping the course of our lives. We are faced with the challenge to continuously become innovative in harnessing and controlling technological development as it accelerates on many diverse fronts. The “pioneers of the future” are faced with the necessity to become ever more resourceful. Even the most conservative thinkers agree that we have already stepped into an era of a profound change. The good news is that our human diversity continues to spawn both inventiveness and novelty.
This conference is brought to you by Humanity+ @ Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Humanity+ explores how society might use and profit from a variety of creative and innovative thought. Join us for this adventurous journey into the future where you can make a difference! This conference will challenge and enhance your view of the future.
Seating is limited, so Secure your tickets now! >>
Partial list of Speakers and subjects:
- Sean McMullen – “Doing It Now” – (As of writing, a Hugo Nominee for short story)
- Hugo de Garis – Nanotech, Femtotech – Lots of room at the bottom, | Quantum Topological Computing – Much More than Moore’s Law
- Meredith Doig – “Rationalism, Transhumanism & the Singuarlity” – (President of the Rationalist Society Australia)
- Colin Kline – “Logics – Boonlean (Pascalian) logic, Fuzzy Logic and Bayes” – Academic
- Greg Adamson – “Technology and social control“ – (Chairman of the Society for Social Implications of Technology IEEE)
- Binh Nguyen – “Evolutionary AI” – (PHD)
- Lev Lafayette – “More Human Than Human: The Computation of Moral Reasoning” – Philosopher
- Slade Beard – “Architecting the Future” (Complex Systems) – (IEEE)
- Avatar Polymorph – “The ethics of boosting animals from sentience to self-aware consciousness”
- Tony Smith – “The Plurality: Why everyting is all over the place” – (Chaos, Complex Systems)
- Jon Oxer – “The Maker Revolution”
- Andy Gelme – “The Internet of Things”
- Jeremy Nagel – “Open Source Biotech”
Unfortunately I can’t make it due to Perdomo Lounge responsibilities, otherwise I’d be there with bells on.