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Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Revolutions to be Explored at Convergence08 Unconference - Forecaster Paul Saffo to Keynote

of the NBIC technologies is transformative on its own, and there's a strong interplay among them."

Debaters include:

  • Dr. Bruce Ames, biochemistry professor at UC Berkeley, founder of Juvenon
  • Dr. Gregory Benford, physics professor at UC Irvine, founder Genescient
  • Denise Caruso, executive director of Hybrid Vigor Institute
  • Dr. Aubrey de Grey, chairman of The Methuselah Foundation
  • Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO of Novamente, chair of AGIRI
  • Terry Grossman, MD, co-author, Fantastic Voyage
  • Andrew Hessel, consulting biologist and author
  • Dr. Chris Heward, president of Kronos Science Laboratories
  • Dr. Peter Norvig, director of research at Google
  • Dr. Steve Omohundro, founder and president of Self-Aware Systems
  • Dr. Barney Pell, founder of Powerset, search strategist at Microsoft
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About Convergence08:
Sponsored by organizations focused on cutting edge technologies, Convergence08 will bring together an eclectic mix of visionaries, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, and independent thinkers in general to merge their distributed knowledge into an improved view of where the NBIC revolutions are taking us, how to maximize benefits to humanity and the environment, and how to minimize any downsides.

Convergence08 Supporting Organizations are Foresight Nanotech Institute, Humanity+,, Long Now Foundation, Methuselah Foundation, and the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Cooperating Organizations include Acceleration Studies Foundation, CyBeRev, the Millennium Project, and Reason Foundation. Corporate Sponsors include eStitch and SciVestor.


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