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13
June

See this announcement on a new website which will be used to support the 2011 event.
More details of speakers, when available, will be posted at the new website.

12
May

Interim survey results available

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Announcements

The interim results of this survey have been processed and are now available for viewing via Slideshare:
http://www.slideshare.net/ukhplus/hplus-uk2010-survey-interim-v1
(You can download the file from that location, or you can view it in place.)
Thanks to the 41 people who took the time to provide answers!

02
May

Online feedback survey

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Reviews

Everyone who attended Humanity+ UK 2010 – or who thought about attending it – is invited to provide their feedback on the event, via this online survey.
Here’s a copy of the description of the survey:
The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather feedback about the Humanity+ UK 2010 event, with a view to [...]

28
April

Online reviews of the event

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Reviews

Here are some links to blogposts and reviews about the H+ UK2010 event, written by people who attended it:

By Anders Sandberg: A sense of proportion
By Aron Vallinder: Humanity+ UK 2010 conference
By Brittany Love: Transhumanism and the future of the human race
By David Styles: Humanity+ Conference, London, April 24th
By David Wood: Practical magic
By Didier Cournelle: Compte [...]

23
April

Livestream from the event

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hplusuk on livestream.com.

15
April

Unprecedented gathering in London

Written by David Wood. 2 comments Posted in: Announcements

The following press release (DOCX version here; PDF here) has been issued to the media today, 15th April.
For immediate release:
Unprecedented gathering of futurist and transhumanist thinkers in London
Humanity+ movement comes of age
Record turnout expected for Humanity+ UK2010 conference on 24th April
The UK chapter of Humanity+, an organisation dedicated to promoting understanding, interest and participation in [...]

10
April

Conference co-chair: Dean Bubley

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It’s my pleasure to announce that Dean Bubley will be co-chair of the event Humanity+ UK2010.
In his professional life, Dean runs the telecoms and mobile consultancy company Disruptive Analysis, which analyses technology and business model evolution of networks, handsets and applications. His clients include major operators, equipment and device [...]

28
March

Introduction to Humanity+ UK2010

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The following short video provides an introduction to some of the ideas discussed at the conference:

Footnote: This is the second version of this video.  The previous version can still be found on the AuthorSTREAM site.

17
March

Humanity’s 3 biggest problems

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Humanity+ UK2010 speaker Nick Bostrom gave a TED talk in 2005 on the subject “Humanity’s 3 biggest problems”:

There are lots of interesting connections between points in this presentation and points already covered in this blog. See if you can spot them!

11
March

Epistemology and Future Shock

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The following guest article is authored by Amon Twyman.
Part 3: Epistemology and Future Shock
Excerpt from “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”
This is the last of three excerpts from a paper which provides a little theoretical background to the presentation I will be giving at the Humanity+ UK 2010 conference. My presentation will make [...]

06
March

Call for posters

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Announcements

This is a call for poster submissions for the Humanity+ UK 2010 one-day conference, to be held on Saturday April 24th at Conway Hall, London.
In addition to the exciting list of speakers listed on the event website, there will be a networking room at the conference with limited space for poster presentations, on topics relevant [...]

06
March

Architecture that repairs itself?

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Humanity+ UK2010 speaker Rachel Armstrong was filmed last year delivering a TED talk, “Architecture that repairs itself“:

05
March

The anthropic principle

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The following guest article is authored by Amon Twyman.
Part 2: The Anthropic Principle
Excerpt from “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”
This is the second of three excerpts from a paper which provides a little theoretical background to the presentation I will be giving at the Humanity+ UK 2010 conference. My presentation will make sense [...]

02
March

Perceptual Augmentation

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Speakers

The following guest article is authored by Amon Twyman.
Part 1: Perceptual Augmentation
Excerpt from “Shock Level Five: Augmented Perception, Perceptuo-Centrism, and Reality”
This is one of three excerpts from a paper which provides a little theoretical background to the presentation I will be giving at the Humanity+ UK 2010 conference. My presentation will make sense without reading [...]

01
March

The “Quest for Immortality”?

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The following video “Quest for Immortality” was produced by the New Scientist in October, 2007, and features three futurists who will be speaking at the Humanity+, UK 2010 event:

Anders Sandberg
Aubrey de Grey
Nick Bostrom.

25
February

The Einsteinian anti-aging imperative

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Speakers

The following guest article is authored by Aubrey de Grey.
It was previously published in Volume 12, Number 6 of the journal Rejuvenation Research (2009).
The Einsteinian anti-aging imperative
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”
Albert Einstein
You don’t need to be a biologist to know that a lot of bad things happen to our [...]

17
February

The End of Suffering?

Written by David Wood. 3 comments Posted in: Speakers

The following guest article is authored by David Pearce:
The End of Suffering?
“During the minute it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive; others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear; others are being slowly devoured from within by rasping parasites; thousands of all kinds are dying from starvation, [...]

11
February

iHuman or inhuman?

Written by David Wood. No comments Posted in: Speakers

Nowadays there’s lots of discussion about Apple’s iPhone, and Google’s Nexus One Android.  These are among the latest smartphones, which place all kinds of interesting new functionality into the hands of users.  They’ve generated lots of excitement.  In some ways, they’re great poster children for technology.
My own history is that I was part of the [...]

26
January

Registration now open!

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Registration for Humanity+ London 2010 is now open.
Tickets are available from this page, where you can buy either a ticket for this one-day conference or an Annual Membership which includes admission to two UKH+ full-day events (including this one) and shows your support for the regular Saturday Afternoon meetings.
Concessionary prices are available for both tickets [...]

19
January

Building on the increasing popularity of the regular UK Transhumanist Association meetings, we’re pleased to announce the first in what we intend to be a series of one-day conferences highlighting the fascinating possibilties (and potential pitfalls) of accelerating technological change.
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be previewing the conference, introducing you to the speakers [...]