Monday, May 4, 2009

Upcoming TTA Event - Survivability and the Fermi Paradox

SURVIVABILITY AND THE FERMI PARADOX

Saturday, May 9th at 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley St., Toronto ON (just south of College St. at St. George St.)

Why haven't we heard from extraterrestrial intelligence...and what does that silence say about our prospects for survival?

The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. (wikipedia)

Join us for a discussion on possible solutions to the Fermi paradox and how searches for extraterrestrial intelligence may help us ponder questions about our own long term existence.

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Meetups are hosted by the Toronto Transhumanist Association (http://toronto.transhumanism.com/). They take place the second Saturday of each month, 5-7pm. They alternate between presentations and interactive discussions. Those interested are invited - though not obliged - to join the Facebook and/or Meetup groups

At the Toronto Transhumanist Association, we aim to get more people thinking about the future, inspire people into assuming a proactive and participatory role in its creation and build, lead and support an informed movement for positive change. Discussions will revolve around transhumanism-related topics like nanotechnology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, life extension, and the emerging global superorganism. You do not have to be a self-proclaimed transhumanist to join our meetups.

Meetups will take place at the Centre for Inquiry Ontario (http://www.cfiontario.org), the first venue in Canada dedicated to promoting reason, science and free inquiry in all areas of human endeavour.

The purpose of these meetup is:

1. To spark discussion on transhumanism-related topics for anyone interested in topics like nanotechnology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, life extension, and the emerging global superorganism.

2. To serve as a social milieu for those calling themselves transhumanists

3. To drum up leadership for renewing the Toronto Transhumanist Association

All those interested in transhumanism, not just self proclaimed transhumanists are invited to our events.

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