Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more

Help!

Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

Consciousness and the transhuman

Dr M A Twyman on "Consciousness and the transhuman"


Many of the long-term futurist scenarios frequently discussed by transhumanists touch upon questions of the nature of sentience. For example: Is uploading feasible, or even possible in principle? How might we assess the degree or type of sentience in a truly alien lifeform? Serious answers to these and other questions require recourse to scientific theories of the nature of consciousness and human sentience. Dr Twyman will briefly review the principal contemporary accounts of consciousness, and then describe their relevance to areas of particular interest to transhumanism, before leading discussion of the kinds of social and research policies
which transhumanists should perhaps be advocating.

CONWAY HALL
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
www.conwayhall.org.uk
Nearest tube: Holborn
MAP http://tinyurl.com/8syus

Event Website: http://www.extrobritannia.blogspot.com


Speaker(s):

Dr Amon Twyman | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 August 2006 at 2:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall (Bertrand Russel room)
25 Red Lion Square
Holborn
London
WC1R 4RL


Show map

Organised by:

UK Transhumanist Association
See other talks organised by UK Transhumanist Association...

 

Tickets:

free

Available from:

Additional Information:

The ExtroBritannia Blog:
http://www.extrobritannia.blogspot.com

ExtroBritannia is the monthly public event of the UK Transhumanist Association:
http://www.transhumanist.org.uk

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.

Comments

If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.



 

Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund