In this London Futurists webinar, leading philosopher Stefan Lorentz Sorgner will be sharing key ideas from his forthcoming new book "We Have Always Been Cyborgs", as well as from his previous book (published in December 2020) "On Transhumanism (The Most Dangerous Idea in the World?!)".
The concept of transhumanism emerged in the middle of the twentieth century, and is having a growing influence on discussions around AI, brain-computer-interfaces, genetic technologies and life extension. As a subject, it remains controversial and widely misunderstood.
In "We Have Always Been Cyborgs", Stefan explores the critical issues that link transhumanism with digitalisation, gene technologies and ethics. He examines the history and meaning of transhumanism, and asks bold questions about human perfection, cyborgs, genetically enhanced entities, and uploaded minds.
The webinar will start broadcasting at 4pm UK time on Saturday 10th April.
You are advised to log into Zoom up to 10 minutes ahead of the publicised start time of the event, so you won't miss the start of the live broadcast.
As the discussion proceeds, attendees will be welcome to raise questions and vote to prioritise questions raised by others.
The registration fee (UKP £2.50) helps cover London Futurists running costs, such as Zoom licensing. The webinar can also be viewed, without charge, on the London Futurists YouTube channel, but without the option to participate in the live Q&A.
(If you cancel your registration before the start time of the webinar, Zoom will automatically issue a refund for your registration fee.)
For more information about this event and the speaker, see https://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/277011790/