26.4.07

ExtroBritannia's May event: Paths to life-extension. Scenario planning with Anders Sandberg

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Sunday the 13th of May at 2pm at Conway Hall (Artists’ Room), in Holborn, London. Everyone welcome.

What would be the social impact of different development paths to life-extension? We could experience a sudden breakthrough, or a slower development. Advancements could be based on complex and expensive medical services, genetic interventions or novel pharmaceutical agents. Do we need a state-sponsored "war on ageing", or will the private sector drive progress in this area? Will life-extension come to be regarded as enhancement, as opposed to therapy? Will there be organised opposition to these developments? Will there be organised support? After an introduction to the basics of scenario planning, Anders Sandberg will lead an informal scenario session exploring these topics.

We will be at the Penderel's Oak from 12.30pm for lunch and conversation and will move to Conway Hall at 2pm. We’ll be back at the Penderel’s post-event for drinks and discussion at approx. 5pm. Feel free to show up at any stage.

If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Hans Moravec’s "Mind Children" at our table. Here's a picture of the book's cover.


CONWAY HALL
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032
www.conwayhall.org.uk
Nearest tube: Holborn
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The Penderel's Oak
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669
Nearest tube: Holborn
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