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Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century

Elise Bohan talks about her new book, Future Superhuman: Our Transhuman Lives in a Make-or-Break Century, at this London Futurists online event (FREE)


We’re hurtling towards a superhuman future – or, if we blunder, extinction. The only way out of our existential crises, from global warming to the risks posed by nuclear weapons, novel and bioengineered pathogens, and unaligned AI, is up. We’ll need more technology to safeguard our future – and we urgently need to invent and perhaps even merge with some of that technology.

That's the view which Elise Bohan, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, develops in her new book, Future Superhuman: Our Transhuman Lives in a Make-or-Break Century.

Questions explored in the book include: Are the robots coming for our jobs? How will human relationships change when AI knows us inside out? Will we still be having human babies by the century’s end? How will ubiquitous automation transform livelihoods and dating and mating careers? And how might humans respond to:

-The stretching out of ‘the-circle-of-life’ as life-extension technologies mature,

-The rise of AI friends and lovers,

-The liberation of women from pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, and the impending global baby-bust,

-The attendant proliferation of digital minds?

Elise will be joining London Futurists to review key themes from her book and to answer audience questions.

NOTE: rescheduled from 23-April to 07-May

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See also: Institute London Futurists - Looking to the future impact of technology on society and heatlh and everything

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Senior Research Scholar at Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University)


Book about superhuman future written by Elise Bohan