EXTRO-3: Extropy Institute's Third Conference on the Future
Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Jun 13 15:13:40 EST 1997
E X T R O 3: Extropy Institute's Third Conference on the Future
August 9-10 1997, Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA
Saturday (Aug 9) theme: The Future of the Body and Brain.
Sunday (Aug 10) theme: Future Infrastructure.
The conference will include presentations by Eric Drexler - nanotechnology
pioneer and chairman of the Foresight Institute, Gregory Stock - author of
"Metaman", Kevin Kelly - executive editor of Wired, Max More - president
of the Extropy Institute, Mark Miller - founder of the field of agoric
computation, Chris Peterson, Sharon Presley, Sasha Chislenko, Robin Hanson,
Anders Sandberg, and others, as well as panel sessions devoted to progress
in Artificial Intelligence, Investing in the Future, and Future of Gender
Extropy Institute functions as a networking organization bringing together
scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, and artists who
share certain general interests including: extending life span, augmenting
intelligence (both cognitive and emotional), gaining access to space, and
achieving control over our own biology through genetic engineering,
bioengineering, neural-computer interfaces, and molecular nanotechnology.
We welcome all interested members of the public to attend and participate.
Past speakers have included Marvin Minsky of MIT, Bart Kosko - fuzzy logic
and neural network pioneer at USC, Roy Walford - leading gerontologist at
UCLA, Hans Moravec - Director of Carnegie-Mellon=92s Mobile Robotics Lab,
Michael Rothschild - author of Bionomics, and Ralph Merkle -
nanotechnologist at Xerox Parc.
For more information, please visit <http://www.extropy.org/extro3.htm>
or call (310) 398-0375 and leave your mailing address or email address,
or send email to more at extropy.org
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