Conference BDYHAX: open meeting with a hacker culture (conference is currently on pauze)
Conference Undoing Aging: scientific congress about increasing longevity;
Symposium on Health Aging: European gathering about increasing lifespan.
If you organize a conference, symposium or meeting about (research on) human enhancement, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article.
What are the best know scientists on the area of human enhancement?
Some of these scientists, like Bostrom and Sandberg, are also associated with the field of transhumanism.
Julian Savulescu is an Australian philosopher and bioethicist. He is Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).
He is a former editor and board member of the Journal of Medical Ethics (one of the journals I mentioned before). In addition to his background in applied ethics and philosophy, he also has a background in medicine.
In 2019 I interviewed Julian Savulescu for my Youtube Channel:
The Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom was among the most prominent members of the transhumanist movement. He was the founder of the World Transhumanist Association, an association that has meanwhile merged with Humanity Plus. Bostrom is currently director of the Future of Humanity Institute, an institution affiliated with the University of Oxford in England [link below].
Nowadays he hardly associates himself with transhumanism and focuses primarily on the development and risks of artificial intelligence. In Mensmachine he tells Mark O’Connel: “I firmly believe in the general principle of promoting human capabilities. But with the movement itself I don’t have much left. In transhumanism, technology is thus praised to heavens.”
In particular, the surrender to technology seems to be against him. In his book Superintelligence and in his work in Oxford, he advocates measures to prevent technology from sending us, as humanity, in the wrong direction.
The Swede Anders Sandberg is a writer, researcher and a convinced transhumanist [link below]. He did a PhD research on digitally simulating the brain at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
He is currently affiliated with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford in England. He researches radical methods to improve cognition, neuroethics, mind uploading and the life of humanity in space.
Do you want to know more about human enhancement?
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Or if you want to book a session with me as an expert consultant on this area.
I wrote these related articles about human enhancement: