Aye write, Glasgow international book festival (Event)

Buis, A. (Member)

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Description

To be a machine by Dr. Mark O'Connel
A public discussion with Mark O'Connell on his book, To be a machine; adventures among cyborgs, Utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death.Mark O,O'Connell presents us with the first full-lengths exploration of trans-humanism; its philosophical and scientific roots, current importance and possible futures. we follow mark from laboratories to bars, cryonic storage facilities to basement bio-hacking labs as he meets the movement's key players, from charismatic techies seeking to enhance the body to immortalists who believe in the possibility of 'solving' death; from computer programmers quietly redesigning the world to fast competitive robotics conventions.
Period19 Mar 2017
Held atAye write, Glasgow international book festival
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • transhumanism
  • AI
  • biohacking
  • computer science
  • cryo storage
  • cyborgs
  • brain emulation