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The Rise of the Machines

Bryan Appleyard talks about our relationship with machines - specifically the move from machines that aim to improve the human condition to machines that aspire to change human nature


Bryan Appleyard will talk about our relationship with gadgets today and how that might develop in the future. He will also look at the quasi-religious machine faith of many in Silicon Valley - the belief that we should pursue machines that are better than we are.
Bryan Appleyard is a special features writer at The Sunday Times.
He has also written for the New Statesman and The Economist’s Intelligent Live magazine.
He has been a contributor to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph, Prospect, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review and The Sun. He appears frequently on numerous radio and TV programmes - notably, in recent years, Today, Night Waves, Woman’s Hour and Newsnight.
He is also author or many books, including; The Culture Club, Richard Rogers, The Pleasures of Peace, Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man, The First Church of the New Millennium, Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience, Aliens: Why They Are Here, How to Live Forever or Die Trying: On the New Immortality, and his most recent book is The Brain is Wider than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don’t Work in a Complex World.


Speaker(s):

Bryan Appleyard | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

20 October 2013 at 11:00 am

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/bryan-appleyard

Additional Information:

Tea & Coffee will be available.

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