For interested readers of Utopia or Dystopia this Sunday, October 20th there will be a live discussion on The Transhumanist Wager held by the London Futurists. I’ve been invited.
Here’s the announcement:
This “London Futurists Hangout on Air” will feature a live discussion between Zoltan Istvan and a panel of leading futurists and transhumanists: Giulio Prisco, Rick Searle, and Chris T. Armstrong. Questions covered will include:
• Which aspects of the near future depicted in the book are attractive, and which are abhorrent?
• What do panellists think of the basic concept of the transhumanist wager, and of “the three laws of transhumanism” stated in the book?
• What are the best ways for transhumanists and radical futurists to use fiction to engage the wider public in awareness of the positive potential of transhumanist technologies?
Futurists who want to join the discussion about the book and the issues raised are welcome to view the discussion live on Google+ or YouTube.
Viewers of the live broadcast on Google+ will be able to vote in real time on questions and suggestions to be discussed by the panellists as the Hangout proceeds.
Here’s how to view or participate:
This event will take place between 7pm and 8.30pm UK time on Sunday 20th October.
You can view the event:
• On Google+, via the page https://plus.google.com/104281987519632639471/posts – where you’ll also be able to vote on questions to be submitted to the panellists
• Via YouTube (the URL will be published here 15 minutes prior to the start of the event).
There is no charge to participate in this discussion.
Note: there is no physical location for this meetup (despite the postcode given above – in compliance with something that the Meetup software seems to insist upon).
No Spoilers please – until the Hangout starts
Wish me luck...