New Scientist Presents: The Transhumanists' Club
27 July 2017
Frobisher Auditorium 1
Should we accept that humanity's time is nearly up?
We've long dreamed of being able to remake ourselves – from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to today's superhuman machines and mutants. In the final event of the series, geneticist and author Adam Rutherford, presenter of the BBC's Inside Science, talks to Beth Singler, who studies the social implications of almost-human machines, and Joanna Kavenna, author of A Field Guide to Reality. Is it time we left our traditional ideas of humanity behind?
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New Scientist Presents: The Tomorrow Club
Is the golden age of exploration just beginning? Who decides what the future looks like? What if virtual worlds become better than reality? And should we accept that humanity's time is up?
New Scientist presents a series of conversations on the themes of the Barbican’s landmark exhibition, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction. Leading scientific and cultural figures will explore how today’s cutting-edge ideas, discoveries and inventions inspire the literature, art and games of tomorrow – and vice versa.