CAVE Public Lecture: What Am I? Human Persons as Bio-Technological Hybrids

Date:
4 December 2018

Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Macquarie University City Campus, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street


CAVE 2018 Public Lecture

We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. The technologies range from wearable, implantable, and pervasive computing, to new forms of onboard sensing, thought-controlled equipment, personal Artificial Intelligences, intelligent prosthetic limbs, humble but transformative waves of smartphones, and the humanly engineered landscapes of augmented, virtual, and mixed realities. Courtesy of this tidal swell of self-creation, we should start to recognise ourselves not as neatly bounded biological organisms but as repeatedly reconfigurable nodes in a flux of innovation and reinvention. This gives us a new opportunity to look at ourselves, and to ask the fundamental question:

Where does the human mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?

For this year’s Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) public lecture, this fundamental question will be explored by Professor Andy Clark, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.

Please register your attendance and join us for a thought provoking evening.

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Event contact

Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)

0423 955 364