Modern Cosmism Conference
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9am-6pm
Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64 Street, Manhattan, 10023
Director: Vlad Bowen
Contact: Tel: 800-350-0393


09:00 - 09:30

Registration and coffee

09:30 - 10:15

Vlad Bowen

Modern Cosmism and Singularity 

10:15 - 11:15

  Ben Goertzel

What will the advent of advanced AI and robotics mean for humanity?

11:15 - 11:30

C o f f e e     b r e a k

11:30 - 12:15

Jeremiah Ostriker

Current Scientific Understanding of the Nature, Origin and Future of the Universe

12:15 1:00

Randal Koene

Whole Brain Emulation and Neuromorphic Technology

1:00 2:30

L u n c h    b r e a k

2:30 3:15

Plenary Discussion

What should we be doing now to maximize the odds of humanity participating in an amazingly positive Cosmist future?

3:15 4:00

Giulio Prisco

Minimalist, Open, Extensible Cosmism

4:00 4:45

Wendell Wallach

Transcendence, Life Against Death, and Scientifically Inspired Visions for the Future

4:45 5:00

C o f f e e     b r e a k

5:00 5:45

James J. Hughes

Cosmism, Moral Enhancement and the Religious Dialogue with Transhumanism

5:45 6:30

Jay Friedenberg

Avatars and Virtual Worlds: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly


6:30 8:30

Cosmic Reception









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