Humanity+ @ Hong Kong

June 3, 2011

Humanity+ | The first Humanity+ conference held in Asia will take place in Hong Kong, on the 3rd-4th of December 2011 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre located on campus in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tickets will be on sale soon through our online ticketing section or through Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Revolving around the theme “Living Forever”, the conference will explore recent scientific breakthroughs that seem to be leading toward biological and physiological means of living forever — and will complement this with consideration of non-scientific approaches exploring the mind and the non-dualistic sense of eternal life.  Attention will also be given to recent research on methods for creating new minds via artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, mind uploading and other breakthrough technologies.

Humanity+ @ Hong Kong will consist of a series of talks and panel discussions featuring live international and local speakers.  Leading Western futurist visionaries will present alongside some of the most exciting researchers, engineers and thinkers active in Hong Kong and China today.  The goal is to spark discussion and spread ideas and knowledge with the purpose of inspiring action and providing networking opportunities to benefit society.

There will be 3 themed sessions, touching different aspects of the broader theme of Life Extension, Life Expansion, and bettering humanity through technology:

  • Session 1: Life Extension.  Scientific means of radically extending the human healthspan.
  • Session 2: Mind Expansion.  Getting beyond the everyday ways of thinking and being, and exploring a non-dualistic sense of eternal life — a domain where cognitive science, neuroscience and future technology meet Eastern wisdom and the simple joy of being alive
  • Session 3: Next Generation Minds.  New forms of intelligence enabled by emerging technologies: Artificial general intelligence, brain computer interfacing, mind uploading.  The potential of these technologies to help us extend and expand human life, as well as to create new forms of life.