Welcome to the SuperhumanTalks.com platform!
The aim of this platform is to investigate and discuss the development of the ‘Superhuman Era’. What are the biggest scientific breakthroughs in bio-enhancement? What are the implications of the Superhuman Era on mankind and on the planet?
Please contact me if you would like to contribute to this discussion.
Peter Joosten MSc.
We have developed the technology to eliminate genetically-transmitted diseases; we continue to discover tools and methods that can enhance intelligence, physical characteristics and even lifespans. In his book ‘Make Way for the Superhumans’, author Michael Bess therefore notes: “Although few have noticed it happening, the era of bio-enhanced humans has begun.”
The goal of this platform is to facilitate the discourse and discussion on the topic of the Superhuman era. What are the main tools for improving mankind? What are the most interesting developments? What is the time span of those developments?
Now, these developments are the main drivers of the Superhuman Era:
- Genetic modification
- Synthetic biology
Beside the instrumental view on the Superhuman era, the aim of this platform is also to generate a discussion about the political, ethical, social, emotional and philosophical consequences of these developments. How can governments work on new policies, that also take into account the latest technologies? How do we react as a society?
The main implications of these developments will affect the following aspects:
- Social (order)
Both the developments and implications will be featured on this platform, through articles, videos (including interviews, vlogs and lectures) and podcast interviews.
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Peter Joosten MSc. is a DIY futurist. His goal is to become a superhuman, by doing personal experiments with new technology and trying out all kinds of habits. He is the owner of the successful Dutch blog ProjectLeven.nl, where he writes about biohacking, quantified self, technology and health on a weekly basis.
He is a guest speaker and consultant at various companies and institutions. In his popular podcast show ‘De Project Leven Show’ (Dutch iTunes Top 100), he interviews various experts in the fields of lifestyle and technological developments.
Now his mission is to think, talk, give presentations, do interviews and post articles about the Superhuman Era. With this in mind, he started the platform SuperhumanTalks.com.
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Among others, I’ve given presentations about Superhumans at Darefest (Antwerp, Belgium), Tech Tuesday (Utrecht, the Netherlands), the Biohacker Summit (Stockholm, Sweden), Biohacking Meetup Manilla (Philippines), Tokio and Imperial College Londen (England).
Interested in a keynote about the the Superhuman Era? Please fill in the contact form!
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