Saturday, May 19, 2007

Transvision 2007

Cross posted from, Sam on Friday, 18 May 2007

William Shatner will appear along with world renown visionaries and futurists such as Raymond Kurzweil, Peter Diamondis, Marvin Minsky and Aubrey de Grey at TransVision 2007 a global summit on grand challenges, July 23-26th at the Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois (USA). Bill will be this year’s keynote speaker.

The World Transhumanist Association (WTA) is a global non-profit member organization dedicated to the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. The WTA supports the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives. This philosophy would be negligent without considering a better environment and a better planet in which to live. How can we live better than well if we don’t take action now to solve the greatest challenges facing our world?

The theme of TransVision 2007 (TV07) will be “Transhumanity Saving Humanity: Inner Space to Outer Space,” and will feature three full days of compelling dialogue with the greatest minds of today about creating the civilizations of tomorrow. TV07 brings extraordinary people from across the globe together with more than 30 distinguished speakers, entertainers and visionaries, such as those listed above.

Here is just a short sampling of what will be discussed:

Day One: Inner space: Transforming Ourselves
Longevity, Life Extension, Nanotech, Nanomedicine, Bionics, Biotech, SENS, Cryonics
Day Two: Meta space: Transforming Humanity
Environment, Global Warming, Sustainable Housing, Alternative Energy, AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality
Day Three: Outer space: Beyond the Planet
Future Humans, Colonizing Outer space, Space Tourism, Future Civilizations
Shat fans can register online at the Transvision 2007 Website. Enter the code: Enterprise for a 30% conference discount!

Attendees can also purchase flights on the Zero-G to experience zero gravity just like Stephen Hawking did this past April!