Wed, 9 March 2011
Extropia DaSilva (speaker, essayist, magazine writer, and Digital Person) is today's featured guest.
Extropia DaSilva is an essayist, magazine writer, lecturer and host of a weekly discussion group inside Second Life called Thinkers. Her description of herself on her Blog reads, "I am a digital person, seeking independence from my human. On this blog, I write about how technological development in areas like nanotech, biotech, infotech, robotics and computing may lead to redefinitions of what life is, and what it means to be human."
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 9, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 42 minutes]
Because Extropia DaSilva is a Digital Person whose principal 3D manifestation is inside Second Life she has no spoken voice. And so this interview was conducted entirely by chat and email. Giulio Prisco (a friend of both mine and Extropia's) was kind enough to act as go-between and ask Natasha Vita-More to help out. Natasha (on her birthday) very generously donated her time and effort to the endeavor by reading Extropia's responses aloud. (Natasha Vita-More is a designer and theorist of human enhancement and transhuman futures--topics on which she writes and lectures internationally. Because of her early and ongoing intellectual contributions, Natasha is widely considered a pioneer of transhumanism.)