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Sold-Out FutureMed Is Almost Here – Special Event Tickets Still Available

It’s a new year and Singularity University has a full slate of executive programs planned—the very first of which is a little over a week away. Singularity University’s third annual FutureMed will be held at NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley from Feb 4th – Feb 9th. The week-long program explores how information technologies will transform medicine in the coming years.

What’s on the agenda? FutureMed is a mashup of lectures, workshops, discussions, and site visits. Participants will learn from and interact with leading thinkers and doers in bionics, genomics, neuromedicine, bio and medtech entrepreneurship, patient engagement, and much, much more. And as ever—expect electrifying talks from Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis among a host of FutureMed faculty presentations.

Though the program is already sold out, there’s always 2014. And if you simply can’t wait a year or want a taste of what FutureMed and Singularity University are all about, consider visiting FutureMed at a special event all day Saturday, February 9th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Attendees will demo cutting-edge medical technologies like the Ekso Bionics wearable exoskeleton and Intuitive Surgical’s Da Vinci robotic surgical system. They’ll mingle with intriguing biomedicine and healthcare startups and lend an ear to BioMedTech investors pitch sessions. And throughout the afternoon, the FutureMed faculty will lead workshops on topics including the future of pain management, oncology, and medical robots and AI.

As evening falls, participants are invited to eat, drink, and talk tech at an intimate dinner before heading over to the main auditorium where, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, speakers will deliver TED-like talks on the future of medicine.

This year’s presentations include thought-controlled devices for quadriplegics; the connection between the developing human brain of a child and the emerging global brain of the Internet; and low-cost Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Headsets—coming to a forehead near you! (See here for more details.)

After all the talking is done (or only just begun), we’ll celebrate with music, dessert, and demos at the FutureMed after-party from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Saturday at FutureMed is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and get a taste of what’s to come. The future won’t wait—neither should you. Find your tickets here (full-day or evening only). We hope to see you soon!

To learn more about FutureMed, check out Executive Director Daniel Kraft’s TED talk on the future of medicine:

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3 comments

  • dobermanmacleod says:

    Perhaps I’m biased, or perhaps I’m farsighted, but in my opinion the primary goal of futuremed ought to be longevity research. There is no other more costly disease than senescence, which robs us of the most productive minds. Soon, due to the emergence of LENR (“energy too cheap to meter” because it takes about 7 million calories of energy to propel a pound of mass up and out of the Earth’s gravity well), mankind will have cosmopolitan space travel, and we will begin developing the solar system. It is so sad that we spend so much on military research and development, when it is estimated that for a fraction of the cost we could have virtual immortality instead. Frankly, humanity psychology is the primary limit to the rate technology development. Out of the ether, creative thought can cause anything to emerge – and we are self-limiting the possible gifts by our stunted psychology (but it is getting better every decade).

    • Darius says:

      I agree with everything you said, but the fact is that most humans dislike the idea of immortality, thinking it to be some sort of witchcraft or curse. If we can ease the layman into the understanding that transhuman technologies (like the ones shown in the article) are purely beneficial, we’ll be more likely to see mainstream acceptance in the upcoming decades.

  • Vector
    Vector says:

    Will this event be video recorded and uploaded to YouTube? If so, do you know the date those videos will appear, or circa some date those videos should be appearing?

    I am very interested in hearing the content which will be available in this convention.

    Thanks in advance.

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