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Santa Cruz Future Salon (at UCSC)


We discuss emerging technologies shaping the future of the world. This includes the effects of accelerating change and the convergence of cybernetics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology and their implications for society. We explore the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities and the merging of biological and non-biological intelligence. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Salons:


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Previous Salons:


"Beyond an Inconvenient Truth" / Michele Whizin

"What if information were free?" / Andrew Rondeau & Jeff L Jones

"Personal Fab Labs and their social implication" / Nick Ernst

"Flying through Human Knowledge" / Patrick McKercher, Instructor/UCSC, Project Manager/K-Web

"After the (Inconvenient) Truth - What Next?" / Robert Cormia (Foothill College)

"Google Earth: Your Backyard and Beyond" / Megan Goddard (Google Earth)

"Technological Literacy: Understanding and Evaluating our Tools" / Miguel F. Aznar (author Technology Challenged)

"Will bona fide life evolve from within human technology?" / Bruce Damer (Biota.org, DigiBarn, DigitalSpace)

"End of Cyberspace" / Alex Pang (Institute for the Future)

"Searching for the Big Picture: Systems Theories of Accelerating Change" / John Smart (Acceleration Studies Foundation)

"Transhumanism and The Ethics of Human Enhancement" / James Hughes (author Citizen Cyborg)

"Stem Cells" / Christopher Scott (author Stem Cell Now)

Group Information

  • 94
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oct 26, 2005
  • English

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