Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012

Dates: May 5 – 6, 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Humanity+ | JOIN THE CONVERSATION AT HUMANITY+ SUMMIT ON 5-6TH OF MAY TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES ABOUT HOW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING US.

What excites you about the future?
What frightens you?
How might the future change the way we live?
And how might we change the way we live in the future?

Speakers include bio-gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, media artist Natasha Vita-More, performance artist Selarc, futurist Stuart Candy and more.

The human species is at a unique stage in history.  Scientific and technological progress is moving fast and  accelerating dramatically.  Renowned inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts technological paradigm shifts will become increasingly common, leading to “technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history“.

But what kind of change can we expect?  Many transformative technologies look like they will have huge impacts on the way we live, but the future is not laid out neatly in front of us like a railway line — it’s more like an open field with pathways to be created by all of us.

What sort of future do you want?  Thinking through the possibilities of particular technologies can enable a better appreciation of the consequences of using them.

The aim of this conference is to work out those changes likely to have a profound impact and those that are merely transient or fashionable.

Humanity+ @ Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) explores how society might use and profit from creative and innovative thought. Join us for this adventurous journey into the future where you can make a difference. This conference will broaden and enhance your insight into the future and the opportunities it presents.

For further information contact: Adam A. Ford on 0421 979 977