Transhumanism – The Next Logical Step In Our Evolution | Hosted by Peter Xing.
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This module is an introduction to Transhumanism, a global movement of people who want to transcend the limitations of our human biology using science and technology. It will cover some of the latest breakthroughs that will pave the way for humanity to extend the healthy human lifespan, to merge with artificial intelligence, and to expand our wellbeing through abundance. It will emphasise why now the most important time is in human history to shape the future of our species through the Transhumanist movement – why we need to embrace it, accelerate it in a positive direction for society, and make the technologies available for everyone. As a follow up to the keynote, there would be an option to provide a workshop (“Cards for Transhumanity”), to have the audience form teams, and each individual draws a card that contains the 3 core pillars of transhumanism: super longevity, super intelligence and super wellbeing. They then draw from a deck of cards containing the technologies discussed from the earlier presentation e.g. CRISPR, brain-computer interfaces, biochips, 3D printed organs, augmented reality, blockchain. The individuals each pitch to their team members on their future transhuman experience based on the pillar and technologies, and come together as a team selecting one spokesperson from their team to pitch their future vision of humanity to the audience.
Peter is a keynote speaker and writer on transhumanism and emerging technologies. He is the co-founder of Transhumanism Australia, a community of technologists dedicated to helping society transcend the limitations of our human biology using science and technology. He also works on technology and growth initiatives at KPMG, helping organisations navigate and flourish in these unprecedented times of accelerating change and disruption. Peter is part of the Singularity University Faculty, and works with the SingularityU Australia team as an advisory board member. He is also an executive member of Science Party Australia, a political party committed to upholding the scientific method in policymaking.
Peter works on co-designing the strategy and developing solutions for businesses in preparation for the impact of automation from emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology and the internet of things in every industry. He manages projects which automate the delivery of actionable business insights to leadership using digital, data and design principles. In doing so, Peter’s mission is to accelerate R&D investment by governments and private sectors into science and technology to transcend the limitations of the human biological condition by enhancing our intelligence, healthy lifespan, and wellbeing.
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