7th Annual colloquium on the law of futuristic persons
Dates: December 10, 2011
Location: Online in Second Life
WHO: Lawyers, Cognitive Scientists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neuroscientists, Civil Rights Activists, and Computer Scientists interested in the law of futuristic persons.
WHAT: The colloquium is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the legal status of people in and revived from cryonic biostasis.
“Cryonic biostasis” means the virtual halting of metabolic processes by being preserved at very low temperature upon determination of legal death, but prior to irreversible death. “Cybernetic biostasis” means the archiving of a person’s memory, personality, and other cognitive characteristics in cyberspace such that future mindware could restore the consciousness of the archived person.
WHERE: Online in Second Life (http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 121.155.30), an on-line virtual community. Upon presentation acceptance, we will be pleased to provide you with the necessary acquaintance and/or instruction to participate in the Terasem Island/Second Life virtual colloquium. All colloquium proceedings are open to the general, virtual public and are subsequently archived online for free public access.
WHEN: International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011, 1PM – 4PM EST.
WHY: To develop an optimal body of futuristic law in advance of the immediate need for such law.
HOW: Submit a title and 100-word abstract for a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation to Lori@TerasemCentral.org no later than September 9, 2011. Accepted presenters are notified by October 10, 2011. Each presenter is allotted 20 minutes to make their PowerPoint presentation to the Colloquium attendees as well as to the general, virtual Second Life public. A 20-minute discussion period follows each presentation. Selected papers will be published in the Colloquium’s online archive.
Submissions & Further Information:
Contact: Terasem Movement, Inc.
ATTN: Lori Rhodes
201 Oak Street
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951
Phone: 321-676-3690 ext. 100