Superhuman – How converging transhumanist technologies will change everything

For Zoltan Istvan, transhumanism is a social movement, one made up of people who want to use science and technology to upgrade the human body and human experience. Indeed, the transhumanists see their primary goal as “overcoming death”, adding technology to their bodies and replacing parts artificially or even merge with machines down the line. But how will technology in our Bodies make us ‘more than human’… Superhuman?

  • Converging transhumanist technologies: How they are going to radically change every industry in the next decade (AI, driverless cars, genetic editing, exoskeleton technology, robots, virtual reality, augmented reality, brain wave headsets, chip implants, bionics…).
  • How the general public and companies often underestimate how impactful the technology will be: Whether it’s brain wave headsets that allow us to connect in real time to the cloud, driverless cars that act as our chauffeurs and personal advisors, and holographic imaging via skype or machine intelligence driven recordings.
  • These technologies are all already here – or will be here in the next 2 years – and they will change business, marketing and consumerism dramatically.
  • How some companies are already making money off these radical technologies and hope to accelerate making profits in the future.
  • The future of the economy and the human being in a world filled with technologies that challenge everything about being human.

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About The Speaker

ZOLTAN ISTVAN

Zoltan Istvan is widely recognized as a leader in the transhumanist movement, which advocates for using radical science to improve and evolve the human being. In his 20s, Zoltan started as a journalist at National Geographic Channel. Later, he became a successful real-estate developer during the boom years, and still own many properties including vineyard entities in Argentina and the Napa Valley. Zoltan was also a director at a major wildlife nonprofit, WildAid.

In his 30s, Zoltan began writing a science-fiction novel "The Transhumanist Wager," which became a Top 5 Amazon bestseller book and won awards. Zoltan’s public work has received hundreds of millions of views, much of it through his political and science activism. He was the 2016 US Presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party and toured the country in the Immortality Bus, which he used to deliver the original Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol.

Zoltan has spoken at the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Harvard, and was the opening keynote at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville. He is a graduate of Columbia University, and lives in San Francisco with his physician wife and two young daughters.

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