The second international Global Future 2045 congress will take place on 15-16 June 2013 at the Lincoln Center in New York, and will be focused on discussion of a new evolutionary strategy for humanity aimed at overcoming the 21st century’s civilization challenges.
The first GF2045 congress took place in Moscow in February 2012. Its main goal was a discussion of global threats and opportunities arising from the development of new technologies, and the formulation of recommendations for the realization of the optimal scenario for the future with regard to the expected usage of these technologies. In the world of international science, this was the first time at this level and in this form, that not only the key directions of innovations in the coming decades were examined, but also their ethical and philosophical aspects.
In the 3 days of the congress, over 1,500 participants took part, with 50 speakers from countries around the world, including the USA, the Netherlands and Australia.
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Conference Invitation video by George Church
Dr. George Church. Genomics Pioneer. Molecular geneticist, pioneer in personal genomics and synthetic biology.
He discusses his optimism about significant near term life extension (at about 3-6 minute part of the 15 minute video).
Get better and better at replacing body parts except for the brain.
Best way to protect the brain from alzheimers would be to find the genetic immunity to alzheimers that other have and inject them into brain.
There are 80 gene therapies in clinical trial now.
If we can genetically reprogram the neuronal cell body while retaining the connections then we could rejuvenate the brain like cleaning up blood now.
Update the nucleus of the cell (the epigenetic and genetics).
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
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