Religion and Transhumanism — the future of faith, ethics, and philosophy
Dates: May 10, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California
The topic will be “RELIGION AND TRANSHUMANISM — THE FUTURE OF FAITH, ETHICS, AND PHILOSOPHY.”
The conference is Lead-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. IEET.org is a nonprofit think tank which promotes ideas about how technological progress can increase freedom, happiness, and human flourishing in democratic societies.
IEET generously donated funds for Mike LaTorra ’s airfare, and it provided publicity to the RELIGION AND TRANSHUMANISM conference via its website and mailing list.
Many of the conference speakers are IEET Affiliate Scholars and contributing writers.
Questions we’ll consider:
What is the nature of ultimate reality?
Is transhumanism intrinsically atheist, intrinsically pantheist, or intrinsically deist?
Is transhumanism intrinsically metaphysical in any particular way? How broad and inclusive is it?
Are religion and transhumanism compatible, or antagonistic?
What are the real points of disagreement?
How will religions change in the face of new science and technology?