Where is the boundary of the human: the new technological turn
A series of 4 lectures and debates on Saturday 27 February, 5, 12 and 19 March 2016, 14.00-16.00
Venue: Lecture hall 147, Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1 2311 BD Leiden (see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/locaties/lipsius)
The twentieth century has brought us innovations like information and bio- technology, or the genetic modification of living beings. However, in the twenty-first century we will be able to dramatically change ourselves as well. The boundaries between nano-, bio- and information technology as well was cognitive sciences will disappear, and this will result in total control over dead and living nature. From the possibility to connect our brains to Internet to a world where the blind can see.
Yet, the new possibilities imply also new problems. The challenges that convergent technologies confront us with, and what we can do to prepare ourselves will be considered in the series of meetings.
Programm, Saturday 27 February
14:00-14:20 Tatjana Kochetkova (Ph.D. in philosophy, bioethicus) Humans, artificial by nature
14:20-14:40 Demian Zivkovic (president of the Institute of Exponential Sciences and head Ethics & Interdisciplinary future studies The promise of exponential technologies
14:40-15:00 Matthijs Pontier (Ph.D. in Articificial Intelligence, co-editor Machine Medical Ethics) Cognitive Enhancement: How can we make sure *everyone* benefits?
15:00-16:00 Panel discussion
Meeting 2. Saturday 5 March: Brain-machine interfaces and the new images of health and illness
Meeting 3. Saturday 12 March: Telecare, "telemedicine", en "e-healthcare"
Meeting 4. Saturday 19 March: Robotics in your work, your private sphere and in care