Laurens Landeweerd confirmed as keynote for “Your Brain in 2030”!

June 29, 2017 20:28

Tickets are available here!

After the gene-centrist worldview of the early 2000s, emerging research in the neurosciences now carries along a neurocentrist worldview: we are our brain. Our identities are nothing more than the software running on the hardware of our neurowired brains. Still, many neuroscientists agree that neuroscientific research yields more questions over human identity than it is resolving them. Will we indeed be able to upload our minds to a computer? What is the relation between the noosphere – the sum of all knowledge, thought and information – and the technosphere – the sum of all technologies we produce? How do we define living systems? When do we call something alive? Answering these questions needs both concrete views on the state of the art in science and imaginative projections on possible futures.

About Laurens Landeweerd

Laurens Landeweerd (philosopher) makes use of the ‘genres of the imagination’ (art, theatre, film and literature) to diagnose ongoing debates on science and technology, and on this basis draw up a prognosis for the future. He focuses on various emerging technologies including synthetic biology, brain imaging and human enhancement. Landeweerd works for Radboud University (Nijmegen)’s Institute for Science, Innovation andSociety and for the iArts programme of Hogeschool Zuyd (Maastricht). He has been involved in numerous international projects on cognitive enhancement, bioengineering and man-machine interactions.

DFS Annual Event “Your Brain in 2030”

DFS Event: Your brain in 2030

Join the Dutch Future Society on September 5th for its annual event, Your Brain in 2030: Merging Man and Machine. Be amazed by an expo of sensory experiences by entrepreneurs and artists, and get a feel of the future. Listen to stories by scientists at the forefront of human enhancement. We will use the combined brainpower of professional forward thinkers in the Netherlands to consider the implications of the envisioned future, and use our imagination to conceive stories of alternative futures. Get inspired by science, ideas and artistic impressions. Meet creative forward thinkers of all ages and backgrounds.

Tickets and practical information about the event are available on the event page. Also keep an eye on our website (event page) and follow the event on Facebook for updates to the program, previews of our speakers, as well as for joining entrepreneurs and artists!

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