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Tuesday, July 12 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Back to the Future: Three Philosophies of Futurism

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Technological progress is exponential. In the near future we may see super-intelligent machines, robotic automation, genetic engineering, life extension, and compelling virtual worlds. These developments pose both promise and peril. If approached properly they could elevate human civilization to new heights. If utilized unethically they could destroy us. This talk will describe three ideological approaches that advocate the use of advanced technology and contrast them with Objectivist philosophy.
Noted futurist José Cordero will comment. 

Speakers
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José Cordeiro

Futurist, Millennium Project / Singularity University,
José Cordeiro is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, founder of the World Future Society’s Venezuela Chapter, co-founder of the Ibero-American Transhumanist Association, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+), and the Extropy Institute. He is also invited faculty at the Institute of Developing... Read More →
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Jay Friedenberg

Professor of Psychology, Manhattan College
Jay Friedenberg is Chair and Professor of the Psychology Department at Manhattan College. He has written numerous textbooks on topics in cognitive science. His books include Artificial Psychology: The Quest For What it Means to be Human. He is also the author of Aphorisms From A to Z: A User’s Guide to Life.  | | His latest book (forthcoming, 2016) is titled Humanity’s Future: How Technology Will Change Us. It... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Wilshire Ballroom Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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