The day is fast approaching when genetic engineering and computational implants will allow humans to become something more than human – to become transhuman. What will happen to us as individuals and as a society when this transition occurs, and how will it all unfold? These are the questions that will be explored at the upcoming Humanity+ Summit at Harvard June 12-13, 2010. Futurist heavyweight Ray Kurzweil will serve as the keynote speaker. Backing up Kurzweil will be an impressive lineup of speakers -many that have been covered here at the Hub – including Andrew Hessel and Aubrey De Grey. Not only will there be great speakers, but the 2 day summit looks to offer plenty of opportunities to network, debate, and socialize late into the evening. Early registration is available now at a discounted price for a limited time.
The Summit will be hosted by Humanity+ in partnership with The Harvard College Future Society. Humanity+ has experience hosting summits, having last year hosted the smaller 2009 H+ Summit in Irvine, California. Now, however, they have succeeded in kicking things up a notch by landing Kurzweil as the frontline speaker. It will be great to listen to the solid lineup of speakers, but most people who attend these sorts of events will tell you that the real magic occurs outside of the lectures and presentations. It is the chance meetings in the hallways and the stimulating discussions at night that really make these 2 day summits amazing experiences. If you want to catch a glimpse of the future and join in on the conversation, then the 2010 Humanity+ Summit looks like the place to be.
Disclosure: Singularity Hub is a sponsor of the 2010 Humanity+ Summit And Might Generate Revenue From The Event