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Welcome

9:00 – 9:10AM – Welcome by Conference Convener 

Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D. 
President, Terasem Movement, Inc., Satellite Beach, FL

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9:10 – 9:30AMKeynote Speaker: Reading from “The Emotion Machine” by Marvin Minsky

Prof. Marvin Lee Minsky, Ph.D. 
MIT – “Father of Artificial Intelligence”
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Part A.  Legal Definitions of Transbeman Persons

9:50 – 10:10AM – “An Outline for the Legal Ontology of Personhood: The Transbeman Example”

David R. Koepsell, J.D./Ph.D.

David R. Koepsell, J.D., Ph.D.
Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
New Haven, CT
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10:30 – 10:50AM – “The Rights of an Avatar”   

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William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA
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11:30 – 11:50AM - “The Yin and Yang of Approaches to Personhood”

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Linda MacDonald-Glenn, J.D., LLM
Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and University of Vermont’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Burlington, VT
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Part B.  The Legal Status of Mind Transplants Via Mind Uploading

12:10 – 12:30AM – “A Proactive-Pragmatic Approach to the Legal Status of Cyberminds”

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Max More, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Extropy Institute
Futurist
Austin, TX

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12:50 – 1:10PM – "Concepts of Privacy in a Posthuman Age"

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Sebastian Sethe
Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law & Ethics
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
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 Part C. Competency Hearing for BINA48

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2:10 – 2:20PM – Expert Report # 1

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Prof. Marvin Lee Minsky, Ph.D. 
MIT – “Father of Artificial Intelligence”
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

2:20 – 2:30 PM– Expert Report # 2 - TBD

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R. Michael Perry, Ph.D.
Author: Toward Self-Optimization of Machine Intelligence
Scottsdale, Arizona
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2:30 – 2:40PM – Expert Report # 3 - TBD

2:40 – 2:50PM – Judicial Hearing

3:10 – 3:30PM – Judge’s Decision

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Prof. Gene Natale, J.D.
Presiding Mock Trial Judge
Keiser University, Melbourne, FL

 

 

Part D.  Is Corporate Personhood A Good Enough Legal Identity for
Cyber-Conscious Beings?

3:50 – 4:10PM - "Pros and Cons of Corporate Personhood for Transbemans"

Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics Corporation
Founder - Terasem Movement, Inc.

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Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Founder and President, Bina Aspen Rothblatt, Co-Founder and Vice President, and the staff at Terasem Movement, Inc., extend their deepest gratitude and appreciation to all who offered presentations, all in attendance, and all who listened and participated via global conference-call-in and real-time blog, to Terasem’s 3rd Annual Colloquium on the Law of Transbeman Persons.

tl3Special thanks to Michael Anissimov, North American Fundraising Director of the Lifeboat Foundation, for his talented live-blogging of this event on his popular blog: Accelerating Future http://acceleratingfuture.com/michael/blog/ during Terasem’s 3rd Annual Colloquium on the Law of Transbeman Persons.