4.8.08

Enhancing minds: the pros and cons of hi-tech methods for improving cognition.

The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday August the 23rd, 2008; 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Venue: Birkbeck College - Room 153, 1st floor (via lift B), Main Building, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX. The event is free and everyone’s welcome.

What's the latest state of play with different methods (drugs, computer games, neuroimplants, genetics, etc) for enhancing cognition - and what are their benefits and problems?

Speakers:

Anders Sandberg, Neuroethics researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University;

Heather Bradshaw, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, and Visions intern at the IEET.

Join the debate!

The meeting is sponsored by the United Kingdom Transhumanist Association (UKTA). There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome.

Venue:

Room 153 is on the first floor (via lift B, down the corridor to the right of reception) in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations. MAP.

Discussion is likely to continue after the event at "The Friend at Hand", nearby. There's also the option of joining some of the UKTA regulars for drinks/lunch beforehand, starting c. 12.30, in "The Friend At Hand" pub which is situated behind Russell Square tube station on Herbrand Street. There's also the option of joining some of the UKTA regulars for drinks/lunch beforehand, starting c. 12.30, in the same pub. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of Aubrey de Grey's book "Ending Aging" displayed.