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Meeting with Natasha Vita-More - Pioneer of Transhumanism

Time: August 5th, at 10 am Pacific Time



Join us for an enlightening and inspirational workshop featuring a meeting with Natasha Vita-More, a true pioneer in the world of transhumanism. Natasha's groundbreaking work has not only shaped the discourse around transhumanism but has also played a vital role in envisioning a future where human capabilities are transcended and augmented through technology and innovation.


In her illustrious career, Natasha has challenged conventional thinking, raising profound questions about our humanity and where technology may lead us. Her ideas have inspired countless individuals, researchers, and thinkers across the globe, igniting curiosity and fostering a dialogue that transcends traditional boundaries.


This exclusive workshop offers a unique opportunity to engage with Natasha Vita-More directly, delve into her mind, and understand the vision and thinking that fuel her pioneering efforts. Participants will have the chance to explore the advancements and ideas she has championed, all of which carry the potential to positively impact humanity's future.

What to Expect:

  • Insightful discussions on the principles and philosophies of transhumanism.

  • Exploration of current trends and future possibilities in human augmentation, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

  • A thought-provoking Q&A session with Natasha Vita-More, allowing participants to engage directly with her insights and expertise.

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals passionate about the future of humanity and technology.

  • Hands-on activities and collaborative sessions to stimulate creative thinking and deepen understanding.

This workshop is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, ethics, and the future of the human condition. Whether you're an academic, a technology enthusiast, or just curious about the possibilities of a transhuman future, Natasha's unique insights and the community of forward-thinkers gathered at this event are sure to inspire and provoke new ways of thinking.


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Dr. Natasha Vita-More, PhD is an internationally known speaker on the science, technology and culture of the future. Vita-More has been an invited speaker on longevity and human enhancement at the International SportAccord Convention for Olympic and non-Olympic sports in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the World’s aging population at the TOPOS Conference in Tokyo Japan, on exponential technology at the Global Leaders Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and on technology and forecasting at Microsoft Reactor, San Francisco.


She was awarded Space Camp Wings at the Space & Rocket Center in 1985 and in 1997 her manifesto was included onboard the NASA, ESA, ASI Cassini-Huygens spacecraft mission to Saturn. In cryobiology, she established a scientific breakthrough in long-term memory of C. elegans after vitrification and cryopreservation. As an innovator, she designed the first future body prototype, introducing the metabrain. She appears in more than two dozen televised documentaries, published in numerous articles and books, and televised documentaries. Called “an early adapter of revolutionary changes” (Wired, 2000), a “role model for superlongevity (Village Voice, 2001), and “advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities” (Politico, 2017), Ray Kurzweil states, “Natasha Vita-More is a very engaging, highly regarded, and dramatic speaker, writer, and thinker”.


Professor Vita-More is Founder of Transhumanist Studies Program, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for Future Mind, Scientific Advisory Board, Lifespan.io, Fellow of the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and a former consultant to IBM. She has appeared in more than 24-televised documentaries and published in numerous academic and mainstream publications, and she has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Virginia Commonwealth, Aalto (Finland), and Polytechnic (Hong Kong) universities, and former Professor of Innovation, Ethics & Communication and Chair of Graduate Studies Master of Science Degree Program UAT (2012-2020).


Academic Background


2012 – Awarded Doctorate. University of Plymouth, UK., Faculty of Arts, Media Art & Design, School of Media Arts, Design and Architecture, Planetary Collegium. PhD, Dissertation topic: Life Expansion: Toward A Theory of Artistic and Design-Based Approaches to the Transhuman / Posthuman


2006 – 2008 Awarded Master of Philosophy, transfer to PhD Program. University of Plymouth, UK. Faculty of Technology, School of Computers, Communications and Electronics, School of Communications and Media Studies MPhil, Thesis: "Designing Transitional Human Futures”


2003 – 2006 Awarded Master of Science. University of Houston, TX, US. Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Technology – Future Studies, MSc with Honors, Thesis: "Design: Strategic Plan for Non-Profit, Futures Organization"


2000-2002 American Muscle and Fitness Institute, Los Angeles, CA, US Certification in Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer


1992 Blackstone School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, US Certification in Paralegal Research – Litigation, Tort Law, Corporate Law


Research


My research focuses on the questions humanity is facing today and impacting the future—from AI to human enhancement, life extension and space exploration. I write about the cultural, philosophical, and socio-economic-political issues concerning what it means to be human with an awareness of our trajectory that requires us to reflect on where we are headed as a synergistic ecology. My study examines who or what will govern our future, how we can strategize existential threats and assess the scope of AI and supercomputers, build awareness of cybersecurity, and protect our human rights.


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