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Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

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10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology
Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life
July 20, 2014
1PM 4PM EDT / 10AM 1PM PDT / 5PM 8PM GMT

Geoethical Solutions to Anthropogenic Climate Change

The workshop is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the feasibility and risk/benefit management of using geoethical nanotechnology to manage human influence on climate.

Biologists, Climatologists, Neuroscientists, Physical Scientists, Nanotechnologists, Computing Scientists/Professionals and Ethicists interested in geoethical applications of nanotechnology are invited to submit a title and 100-word abstract for up to a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation. The workshop will take place at the Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life (http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 121.155.30), an on-line virtual community. Submission deadline is June 1, 2014. Authors of accepted submissions will receive email notifications by June 15, 2014.

Each year on July 20th, Terasem conducts a workshop on the subject of geoethical nanotechnology. The purpose of the event is to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding geoethical nanotechnology via expert presentations, challenges and discussions. It also seeks to develop a set of geoethical guidelines that will provide a “safe harbor” within which curative nanotechnology can develop. (Read more)

For information related to previous Workshops, please visit the Archive page.

 

Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons

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10th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons
Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life
December 10, 2014
1PM 4PM EST / 10AM 1PM PST / 6PM 9PM GMT

Legal Status of Cyber Conscious Continuations of Persons Whose Bodies Are Declared Legally Dead

The colloquium is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the manner(s) in which the law must evolve to accommodate the transcending of human biological death with cyberconscious continuations of people.

Lawyers, Legal Professionals, Policymakers, Neuroscientists, Biologists, Bioethicists, Cryonicists, Human/Civil Rights Activists, Computer Science and Information Technologists interested in the law of futuristic persons are invited to submit a title and 100-word abstract for up to a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation. The colloquium will take place at the Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life(http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 121.155.30), an on-line virtual community. Submission deadline is October 15, 2014. Authors of accepted submissions will receive email notifications by November 1, 2014.

Each year on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Terasem conducts a colloquium on the law of futuristic persons. The event seeks to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding the legal rights and obligations of "futuristic persons" via audio/video webcast (including transcripts) of expert presentations, challenges and discussions. We also hope to facilitate development of a body of law covering the rights and obligations of entities that transcend, and yet encompass, conventional conceptions of humanness. (Read more)

For information related to previous Workshops, please visit the Archive page.

 

Other Events

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Techno-Freedom Seder, March 10

Each year on March 10th, Terasem celebrates the Techno-Freedom Seder. The Freedom Seder is inspired by a 3000 year-old Jewish ceremony to commemorate freedom from Egyptian slavery. It expands on the Jewish tradition and contemplates more diverse aspects of freedom.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.

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Cryonics Technology Progress Conference, April 11

Cryonics technology has advanced to a degree than even most cryonicists who are current members realize. Even many within the scientific community aren’t aware of the developments in protocols and technologies toward making cryonics a true "evidence based technology." Details in cryonics protocols, procedures, and logistics, from start to finish, will be discussed during the conference.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.

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Celebration of Life Seder, June 10

On June 10th of each year, Terasem holds the Celebration of Life Seder, inspired by an ancient Jewish ceremony, Tu B’Shevat, to commemorate the gifts of trees. This Seder expands on the Jewish tradition and contemplates more diverse aspects of nature.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.

Techno-Obligation Meeting, September 10

The Techno-Obligation meeting is held each year on September 10th. The meeting devoted to increased understanding of the obligations of technology.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.