Rock band Queen asked, "Who wants to live forever?" Now, decades later, the 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody movie is nearing. It is light years in technological, medical and scientific advances, yet the question remains: Who wants to live forever? The famed inventor Ray Kurzweil, described as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison," claims that we are nearing living forever.
Nevertheless, Elon Musk warns us that we are "summoning the demon," by predicting "an immortal dictator from which we can never escape." AI pioneer Alan Turing envisioned machines getting so smart they would "outstrip our feeble powers" and "take control" (Tad Friend, The New Yorker).
Let's face it, humanity have not evolved over 200,000 years as anatomically modern humans. Humanity Unbound asks if we are ready for the next evolution and explores why we are now physically and cognitively changing. This may be moving too fast and leaving a gap in humanity's unresolved unknowns and techno fears about AI, superintelligences, and the Singularity, as well as radical life extension, posthuman existence in artificial environments and redefining life and death. In short: What is happening to us? What will be become?
This event is free for members and $40 for guests, with all proceeds going to Humanity+.