These are just a few of the many questions that arise as a result of the increasing ability of technology to change biology and, in the long run, to radically change human living conditions. This development has created a new horizon that Professor Francis Fukuyama has called, in his skeptical book of the same title, “our posthuman future”, since it is predictable that over time a series of technologies can and will change our understanding of what it means to be a human being.
Featuring Francis Fukuyama as the keynote speaker, the conference aims to address the challenges of
- Imagining a society where the properties of humans have shifted radically;
- Assessing the scope of deploying technologies that are underway;
- Basing decisions on an ethical foundation that does not entail a concept of human nature;
- Finding out what kinds of political action can and should be taken in the face of this situation.
The conference is being organized by Associate Professor Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Professor Jacob Wamberg, and Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, all of Aarhus University.
Registration is free. Please send a mail with name and institutional affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Without registration access to the conference cannot be guaranteed.
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