What: Discussion and Q&A
When: Friday 17th Aug 2012 at 6.30 (Day before the Singularity Summit)
Location: Embiggen Books – Embiggen Books 197-203 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne
Cost: Free, but must RSVP with Embiggen Books to 03 9662 2062 or drop in to the store to book

This is a Pre-Singularity Summit Australia activity.

Randal Koene, and Mark Pesce will be speaking at Embiggen Books.

6.30pm Friday 17th August
RSVP events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com or 9662 2062

TWO GREAT SPEAKERS: Mark Pesce and Randal Koene


Mark Pesce: The Next Billion Seconds

“Just as language freed us to operate with unprecedented efficacy, the wireless-and-everywhere network brings us new powers, both as individuals and as a race. We are unprepared for this transition, even though everything in human history has led us directly to this moment… We are becoming more: not better, nor worse, but larger-than-life-as-we-have-known-it.” Taken from Mark Pesce’s new book that we’ll be LAUNCHING on this night and at the Singularity Summit, The Next Billion Seconds. Please note, there’ll only be 25 copies available of this limited edition set at the launch.

Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. For seven years, Pesce was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit series The New Inventors.


Randal Koene: Mind Uploading—Substrate-Independent Minds (SIM)

SIM is a field of research which seeks to understand the brain and nervous system of a wide range of organisms, including humans, in order to facilitate emulation of these organisms in an artificial substrate, for example a computer processor. SIM sits at the confluence of many subjects, and cross-disciplinary research is a necessity. However, it can be difficult to manage and organise ideas from many different fields of expertise. SIM offers tantalizing possibilities, but they need to be understood and pursued in a structured fashion.
Randal A. Koene is a Dutch neuroscientist and neuroengineer, and co-founder of carboncopies.org, the outreach and roadmapping organization for Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds (ASIM). He is currently directing the Analysis team at the nanotechnology company Halcyon Molecular.

As with all our other events these talks will be held instore at 203 Little Lonsdale St.

Tags: Carboncopy.org, Mark Pesce, mind uploading, Randal Koene, SINGULARITY, Instore Video, Popular Science, SCIENCE, Scientist & Author Bios, Skeptics, Uncategorized

 

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