Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So what exactly will I be talking about at this New Frontiers Symposium you've been hearing about?

From the symposium's official site:

The human race is on the verge of becoming radically different as physical "impossibilities" are dissolved by exponentiating advances in cybernetics and genetic engineering. Assuming we survive our "technological adolescence," we will almost certainly adopt new ways of doing things . . . ways that, for all intents and purposes, can be considered alien. My presentation takes a look at our potential for self-mutation and the prospect of becoming a multi-planet species, drawing inferences that colour popular expectations of what extraterrestrial intelligences might be like.

The 21st century promises to be a dizzying ride. It's time to look anew at where we're going and what we might do once we're there.


Katie said...

The way I'm thinking, all y'all could read excerpts out of the phone book, and it would still be more intelligent than anything I could hear anywhere else. :o)

Paul Kimball said...

Uh oh - how did you know that I was going to be reading numbers from a phone book!!??