Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's Wrong with Transhumanism? Massimo Pigliucci vs. Mike Treder

Saturday, May 8 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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

What's Wrong with Transhumanism? Massimo Pigliucci vs. Mike Treder

We haven't had a meetup in quite some time, so here's the plan for May 8, 5:00 - 7:00pm EST

We'll watch this video together and then have our own discussion:

Science Saturday: What’s Wrong With Transhumanism?
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/26683

It focuses on the following topics:

Is transhumanism fatally optimistic? (06:10)
Massimo’s ethical qualms with life extension (12:21)
The dangers of rapid technological advance (03:21)
Massimo vs. Mike on whether it’s possible to upload your mind (10:44)
Is the Turing Test a behaviorist blunder? (15:44)
Pesky limitations imposed by human biology (07:15)

The debaters are the following
Mike Treder, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Massimo Pigliucci, City University of NY–Lehman College, Rationally Speaking

I thought this was appropriate as its billed as "Science Saturday" which fits in with our Toronto Transhumanist Meetups, part of Science and Skepticism Saturdays at the Centre for Inquiry.

Hope to see you all there!
Justin