Advancing Humanity Symposium 2012

February 21, 2013

Saturday, March 3, 2012. 10:00 AM.
Approximate duration of 7 hour(s).
Mudd Chemistry Building, Braun Auditorium, 333 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to invite you to an incredible day of three thought-provoking panels. We have nine eminent speakers coming to campus to deliver jaw-dropping talks on the cutting-edge of human knowledge. Each will present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.

Social Technology – 10 AM to 12 PM

Dan Dascalescu (Blueseed) – Social Innovation through Seasteading
Dr. Walter Greenleaf (Thrive Research) – Virtual Worlds and Avatar-Facilitated Therapy
Elizabeth Slavitt (Khan Academy) – The Online Classroom

Lunch Break – 12 PM to 1 PM

Forecasting, AI, and Robotics – 1 PM to 3 PM

John Smart (Acceleration Studies Foundation) – Forecasting the Future
Marshall Brain (HowStuffWorks) – Effects of Robotics on the Workforce
Monica Anderson (Syntience) – Intuitive A.I.

Future of Medicine – 3 PM to 5 PM

Dr. Aubrey de Grey (SENS Foundation) – Life and Youth Extension
Dr. William Hurlbut (Stanford) – A Future for Humans, an Ethical Perspective
Dr. Babak Parviz (UWashington) – LED Contact Lenses, Biosensors, and Augmented Reality

Each speaker will present his/her ideas for 20 minutes, after which the panelists will answer questions for 30 minutes. We’re grateful to have so many brilliant minds joining us for the day. Bring your friends!