Transhumanism: Where Do We- as Homo Sapiens Go From Here?
Western society is rapidly moving toward a time when many dreams of the transhumanism movement, such as advanced genetic engineering, prosthetics, organ/neuro-implants, and age retardation/reversal will become reality. The question is how society - including speculative fiction writers - will respond to this evolutionary change in human beings.
Brad Aiken Edward R. Rosick Hayden Trenholm James L. Cambias Jonathan Stars
Fri Aug 31 6:00:pm -- 7:30:pm
Ethics of the Near Future
Ethics is now being expanded to cover social responsibility (earlier CSR) and governance. Besides it is becoming more global, helped by modern communications. What will be the end result, and how will that affect politics and literature?
Hayden Trenholm Jonathan Stars Lisa C Freitag Tad Daley Tore Audun Hoie
Sat Sep 1 12:00:pm -- 1:30:pm
Climate Change and Society
Discussion of anticipated impacts of climate change: impacts to human health, lifestyles, national security, disaster preparedness, and critical sectors such as energy and food production. Will the changes impact all segments of society equally?
Ben Bova Doug Fratz Hayden Trenholm Jeffrey Liss Ramez Naam
Sun Sep 2 3:00:pm -- 4:30:pm
What Energy Sources Are Sustainable?
Scientific experts discuss the options for future energy, and the pluses and minuses of each.
Corry L. Lee Doug Fratz Hayden Trenholm Howard Davidson Ramez Naam