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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    of Helsinki Finland Europe This year the theme of the conference was Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement We looked at recent and ongoing technological developments and discussed associated ethical and philosophical questions TransVision 2006 is over and was considered wildly successful by most participants A DVD is being produced which contains videos from all the conference presentations In the meanwhile you can find lower quality videos of the program numbers

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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    writer researcher professor and traveler He teaches as a Guest Professor at the Institute for Higher Studies in Administration IESA and at the Central University of Venezuela UCV where he created the first formal courses of Futures Studies prospectiva and also of Austrian Economics in Venezuela He is founder and president of the World Future Society Venezuela Chapter cofounder of the Venezuelan Transhumanist Association chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project of the American Council of the United Nations University UNU director of the Extropy Institute advisor to the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology member of the Academic Committee of the Center for the Dissemination of Economic Knowledge CEDICE former director of the Club of Rome Venezuela Chapter where he has being active promoting classical liberal ideas and of the Venezuelan Association of Exporters AVEX and consultant to various companies and organizations both Venezuelan and international He has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who s Who in the World Anastasiya Gacheva Ph D Anastasiya Gacheva Ph D is a philologist and head of the memorial library museum of Nikolaj Fedorov in Moscow She has more than 100 publications Ben Goertzel Ph D Ben Goertzel Ph D has published five scholarly books dealing with topics in the AI systems theory and cognitive sciences including Chaotic Logic Plenum Press 1994 and Creating Internet Intelligence Plenum Press 2001 a biography of Linus Pauling and one previous edited volume in the area of dynamical psychology as well as numerous research papers Dr Ben Goertzel has been involved in AI research and application development since the late 1980 s He holds a PhD in mathematics from Temple University and over the period 1989 1997 he held several university faculty positions in mathematics computer science and psychology in the US New Zealand and Australia Currently as founder and CEO of the software firms Biomind LLC and Novamente LLC he is leading a team of AI researchers in the development and commercialization of Artificial General Intelligence technology James Hughes Ph D James Hughes Ph D the IEET Executive Director is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches Health Policy He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago where he also taught bioethics Dr Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future Westview Press 2004 and produces a syndicated weekly radio program Changesurfer Radio He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the Working Group on Ethics and Technology at Yale University Dr Hughes speaks on medical ethics health care policy and future studies worldwide and appears often radio and television Prof Hannu Kari D Sc Hannu Kari D Sc is a professor on mobility at Laboratory of Theoretical Computer Science in Helsinki University of Technology Prof Bruce Lloyd Ph D Bruce Lloyd Ph D spent over 20 years in

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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    Natural selection with trial and error can now be substituted by technical selection with engineering design Humanity s monopoly as the only advanced sentient life form on the planet will soon come to an end supplemented by a number of posthuman incarnations Moreover how we re engineer ourselves could fundamentally change the ways in which our society functions and raise crucial questions about our identities and moral status as human beings Philosophy of Immortality And Revival of N Fedorov Anastasiya Gacheva Ph D Memorial library museum of Nikolaj Fedorov Moscow The Russian philosopher Nikolaj Fedorovich Fedorov 1829 1903 the founder of the Russian cosmism an important scientific and philosophical movement in Russia offered in his works a project oriented philosophy of immortality and revival Virtue Engineering Applications of Neurotechnology to Improve Moral Behavior James Hughes Ph D World Transhumanist Association In the near future we will have many technologies that will allow us to modify and assist our emotions and reasoning One of the purposes we will put these technologies to is to assist our adherence to self chosen moral codes and citizenship obligations For instance we will be able to suppress unwelcome desires enhance compassion and empathy and expand our understanding our social world and the consequences of actions So contrary to the bioconservative accusation that neurological self determination and human enhancement will encourage more selfishness in society it will probably permit people to be even more moral and responsible than they currently are Popular Attitudes to Enhanced Identities Sky Marsen Ph D Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Altered enhanced and virtual identities are increasingly gaining attention in popular culture texts from film to science journalism Following an interdisciplinary approach informed mainly by narratology Genette Prince semiotics Grodal Marsen and postmodern text theory Bukatman Malmgren this paper outlines a typology of themes that deal with technologically modified identities in a variety of popular texts Enhanced identity induces us to re consider conventional approaches to causality and creates the possibility of new forms of subjectivity alternative to the ones associated with a culturally and biologically inherited self These subjectivities enable new kinds of agency and allow the performance of activities that would be improbable or impossible in the real world this way commenting on and re negotiating the conventions and limitations of reality Some questions that arise from this and that the paper addresses are can we trace patterns in the stories that popular texts tell about the possibilities of these identities and the subjectivities they entail Assuming that the answer is yes can we outline a typology of story telling patterns that would helps us to understand society s desires and fears better Can we trace an approach in popular culture that deals with these issues in innovative and optimistic ways or does the reactionary pessimistic attitude predominate The corpus analyzed consists of selected popular culture texts produced since 1990 Information Technologies Methods and Practices for Mind Enhancement Danila Medvedev Ph D Russian Transhumanist Movement KrioRus In the

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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    in UK 04 00 05 00 PM Discussion and caffeine break 05 00 08 00 PM Open to public 05 15 06 15 PM Keynote Is Life Extension an Enhancement Dr Aubrey de Grey 06 15 07 00 PM Technological Evolution Mr Jose Cordeiro ACUNU Millennium Project 07 00 07 45 PM Introduction to Transhumanism Dr James Hughes Executive Director WTA FRIDAY AUGUST 18 2006 Conference at University Main Building Fabianinkatu 33 quikmaps com 08 00 11 30 AM Registration for Friday Saturday 08 30 09 00 AM Morning coffee 09 00 10 45 AM Keynote Across the Abyss Dr William Sims Bainbridge 10 45 11 30 AM On Infinite Bandwidth Prof Hannu Kari 11 30 01 30 PM Free Lunch time 01 30 02 15 PM The Mind boggling Future of the Mobile Phone Learning from an Example of Accelerated Technology Mr David Wood Symbian 2 15 3 00 PM Information Technologies Methods and Practices for Mind Enhancement Dr Danila Medvedev 03 00 03 45 PM Transhumanism in the Metaverse Mr Giulio Prisco FutureTag Inc 03 45 04 30 PM Caffeine break 04 30 05 15 PM Philosophy of Immortality And Revival of N Fedorov Video conference Dr Anastasiya Gacheva 05 30 06 30 PM Accessibility of Technologies panel discussion Jose Cordeiro Riccardo Campa Ph D William Sims Bainbridge Ph D James Hughes Ph D Giulio Prisco FutureTag Ltd 07 00 09 00 PM Conference Dinner SATURDAY AUGUST 19 2006 Conference at University Main Building Fabianinkatu 33 quikmaps com 08 30 11 30 AM Registration for Saturday 08 30 09 00 AM Morning coffee 09 00 09 45 AM AGI and the Singularity Video conference Dr Ben Goertzel Novamente LLC 09 45 10 30 AM Designing Artificial Minds Dr Harri Valpola 10 30 11 15 AM Vitrification in physics

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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    expensive alternative are the hostels Possible alternatives are Hostel Academica http www hostelacademica fi eng index htm Euro Hostel http www eurohostel fi main php Hostel Erottajanpuisto http www erottajanpuisto com eng Stadion Hostel http www stadionhostel fi cms ca tervetuloa lang 2 Prior to arrival you should try out the journey planner system at http www ytv fi eng Once you input your hotel address and the address of the university building Fabianinkatu 33 to the planner you can view the distance from the hotel as well as exact directions for commuting between the hotel and the conference place either by walking or by using the excellent public transportation system Guidance for using public transportation will be made available at the website by May 1st If everything else fails you should contact the conference staff at transvision2006 gmail com We ll be happy to assist you Helsinki University main building Guide map of Helsinki Hel fi Virtual Helsinki Aktivist Helsinki In English from A to Z Lonely Planet Wikitravel Helsinki Expert commercial The University of Helsinki is divided into four separate campi The conference will take place at the University of Helsinki main building located at the central campus on a central location at downtown Helsinki Several of the most interesting locations of Helsinki are within walking distance and anything else is available by low cost excellent public transportation system Almost all young and middle aged people speak moderately good English so nearly all services are also available in English Note the crime rate in Helsinki is very low by international comparison the threat to personal security anywhere in Helsinki during daytime is virtually zero Therefore we encourage you to try out all the tourist attractions that Helsinki has to offer The conference staff will be happy to assist

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  • TransVision 2006 - Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement
    from the older presentations can be found at the bottom of the streaming page while conference pictures are available here and here The TransVision 2006 theme song by Charlie Kam is available here The song combines Finnish classical and folk music Also available is Marko Naumanen s TransVision music video Then there is the official TransVision 06 blog Everybody s encouraged to post in it and use it for discussing

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  • Yleistä kirjastosta
    Paperit Linkit Yleistä kirjastosta Transhumanistiliiton kirjastoon on hankittu transhumanismiaiheista kirjallisuutta painottaen Suomesta hankalasti saatavaa tietokirjallisuutta Kirjoja voivat lainata kaikki jäsenmaksun maksaneet jäsenet Kirjastonhoitajan yhteystiedot kirjasto at transhumanismi piste org Ville Salmensuu Korppaanmäentie 36 B 13 00300 HELSINKI Puh 040 569

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  • Loppuvuoden 2007 uutisia
    Transhumanist Associationin hallituksen vaalit ovat jälleen ensi vuoden alkupuolella Ehdokkaita voi äänestää jos on vähintään WTA n supporting member Tämän statuksen saa kun maksaa 25 euroa 10 opiskelijoilta eläkeläisiltä ymv THL n tilille 660100 1194307 Samalla maksaa myös THL n täysjäsenyysmaksun vuodelle 2008 Jos et siis ole vielä täysjäsen tai et ole uusinut täysjäsenyyttäsi hiljattain otollisin hetki maksulle on heti tammikuun alussa Kolminkertaista lahjoituksesi SENS tutkimukseen Vuoden 2007 loppuun mennessä

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