International Technoprogressive Conference, Tuesday 22 February 5 PM to 9 PM CET

Friends of London Futurists in l'Association Française Transhumaniste (AFT) Technoprog are hosting an international online technoprogressive conference on Tuesday next week – 22nd February. (Sorry for the short notice!)

Publié le 22 février 2022, par

Friends of London Futurists in l’Association Française Transhumaniste (AFT) Technoprog are hosting an international online technoprogressive conference on Tuesday next week – 22nd February. (Sorry for the short notice!)

The headline themes of the conference are “To be human, today and tomorrow” and “Converging visions from many horizons”.

The event will start at 4pm GMT (5pm Central Europe Time) and is scheduled to run for up to four hours.

The declared goal of the conference is to highlight and explore “the diversity, the convergences, and the growth” of people around the world who are happy to describe themselves as friends of transhumanism.

At the last count, over a dozen people are preparing to give short presentations to the event. To encourage focus, each presentation slot is restricted to four minutes. We’ll all need to be on our toes!

(Some speakers are recording videos of the presentations in advance – especially if the timeslot of the conference is awkward for them to participate live.)

In their presentations, speakers are asked to provide a brief summary of transhumanist-related activity in which they are involved, and then to make a proposal about “a concrete idea that could inspire positive and future-oriented people or organisations”. These proposals could address, for example, AI, enhancing human nature, equity and justice, accelerating science, existential risks, the Singularity, social and political angles, the governance of technology, superlongevity, superhappiness, or sustainable superabundance.

Speakers are also asked, ahead of the conference, to write down their proposal in 200 words or less, for distribution in a document that will be shared among all attendees.

Once all presentations have been made, attendees will have a chance to provide feedback on what they have heard – especially when they wish to support particular projects and to become involved in them.

If you want to register to attend, please click this Zoom registration link.