The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--June 19, 2013

James Maxey (author), Anthony Thomas (programmer), Jim Craig (planetarium director) and myself are today's speakers.

Topic: Transhumanism.

Subtopics: is transhumanism inevitable?, computers hardwired into the human brain, artificial red blood cells, nootropics (smart drugs), augmentation as a personal choice verses as a product of social coercion, Marshal Brain's short story Manna, prenatal surgery, eugenics, should we slow down the rate of human augmentation?, life extension, google glass, the human connectome project, and having all of your organic cells replaced with artificial cells which accurately mimic living cell as described in your host's transhumanist novel Plague at Redhook.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the June 19, 2013 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 65 minutes] This panel discussion was recorded before a live audience at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas in Charlotte NC on June 1, 2013.

Direct download: TFAY_2013_6_19.mp3
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