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Building a Human for the Future

Date: Fri 16th Oct
Time: 7.45pm-9.45pm
Format: Panel
Venue: Woods-Scawen, Warwick Arts Centre
Price: £8 (£5 Students)


Have you ever considered what the possibilities are for the human species over the next 50 years and beyond? Exploring the latest innovations in 3D printed robotic limbs, memory-enhancing neural implants, lab-grown organs, gene therapies that slow ageing, synthetic biology, medical technology and artificial intelligence.

This two hour special 50th Anniversary Symposium has been organised in collaboration with Virtual Futures – the University of Warwick’s mid-90’s techno-philosophy Conference. Speakers will include Virtual Futures alumni and special guests:


Opening Keynote

Professor Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Research at Coventry University


Nigel Ackland, Pioneering user of the beBionic Prosthetic Limb

Prof. Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

Dr. Dan O’Hara, Senior Lecturer, New College of the Humanities

Prof. Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, University of Salford

Dr. John Pickering, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Warwick

Moderated by Luke Robert Mason, Director of Virtual Futures (2011 - Present) & University of Warwick Alumnus.