The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday July 31st, 2004. Please note that this month we are going to an "external" event:
Intelligence Augmentation Day
Organised by BCC, the Neuroscience Alliance and the Entelechy Institute
Location: Wolverton, Bucks, UK (see below for details)
Unlike our usual events, it is necessary to RSVP in order to get
access to the venue (it's a private functions room at a hotel; if your name is not on the venue door you can't get in). See below for RSVP details.
12 noon - 5pm
Meet at: The Albert Function Suite, The New Victoria hotel, 46
Church Street, Wolverton, Bucks, Tel: (01908) 315447
IA lecture by Alex Ramonsky: Alex will discuss the possibilities that medical technology and drugs now offer for augmenting our
intelligence, looking at what is currently possible and what is likely to become possible in the next five years. These possibilities raise ethical and technical questions. We'll focus on the importance of using the new techniques to benefit humanity and to save lives, and discuss how we can make sure they are available to all, not just the rich and powerful.
Demos of biofeedback & light/sound machines
Presentation by biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey: "Really curing aging: a foreseeable prospect and a reason for IA". Aubrey will give a broad outline of a practical approach to repairing all aspects of age-related cellular and molecular damage starting from existing
biotechnology, and will discuss several of the more neglected aspects of why this might be a worthwhile thing to do urgently and how society will adjust.
Transhumanist & Extropian news exchange & updates
Intro to the Entelechy Institute's new project -'Babylon 5.5'
BCC's International Backup Exchange (bring your backups...it's
nice to know if your house burns down you have a backup on the
other side of the world)
5pm-at least midnight:
Alex's book launching party (at Alex's home; 5 minutes away)
More free drinks
Demos of TMS/NMS tech
Free copy of book for all those who helped (if not available on the day, this will be posted to you)
Music & videos
1. Alex's house: free, but there may be a crowd and it may be just carpet space.
2. Local hotels (make your own booking arrangements):
The Crauford Arms, 59 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK125LT - Tel: 01908 313864
The Swan Revived Hotel, Newport Pagnell, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK16 8AR
Tel: +44 (0)1908 610 565
So, RSVP to:
Or by mail to:
The Entelechy Institute
Seventh Star Studios
27 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3XX
Tel: (UK) 07092 016095
Or: 07759 693908
Feel free to bring a partner or friend. Under-16s are admissible (but of course won't be served alcohol). Any other inquiries please use the above contacts.