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The Future Transformed

A convergence of emerging technologies and emerging possibilities lies at the heart of this, the greatest period of transformation in human history. Our world is changing in ways that are difficult to predict; sometimes even difficult to imagine.

Accelerating technological change may soon alter our world beyond recognition…and maybe that’s a good thing.


Join us:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT

Our Panelists


Anders Sandberg

Dr Anders Sandberg is a James Martin research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. As a part of the Oxford Martin School he is involved in interdisciplinary research on cognitive enhancement, neurotechnology, global catastrophic risks, emerging technologies and applied rationality.He has been writing about and debating transhumanism, future studies, neuroethics and …

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Philippe Van Nedervelde

Philippe Van Nedervelde is the International Spokesperson and Director of the Informational Transparency Division for the Lifeboat Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. He has represented the Foresight Nanotech Institute in …

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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other …

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