What are the most important ongoing projects to accelerate radical healthy longevity?
This "London Futurists Hangout on Air" will feature a live discussion between several leading life extension activists - Franco Cortese, Ilia Stambler, Maria Konovalenko, and Aubrey de Grey.
The panellists will be sharing news and views on:
• Projects they (or their organisations) have recently completed
• Projects they are working on and/or planning to do next
• Any issues that are blocking them from doing more.
The panellists will also discuss ways in which a wider community of people can usefully become involved in activities to accelerate radical healthy longevity.
Viewers of the live broadcast on YouTube will be able to vote in real time on questions and suggestions to be discussed by the panellists as the Hangout proceeds.
FTBCon (Free Thought Blogs) is an all-online convention, a chance for a lot of people to get together and hangout while listening to people talk about atheist and skeptic issues. I proposed a panel on whether human immortality is a good thing or a bad idea in principle when Myers first asked for submissions, and a few hours later I had managed to fall into this . :) I’ll be speaking with David Brin , PZ Myers , and Eliezer Yudkowsky , which is amazing as they’re all on a level significantly above mine. I guess there’s some advantages to moving quickly and organizing things. Anyone who’s seen any of these people speak before knows that this is going to be extremely cool, and very thought-provoking.
The panel will taking place over Google+ on Sunday, July 21st, at 12:00noon Pacific Time (GMT -7 ). To watch, go to PZ’s page here , it’ll start streaming at the appointed time. You can chat with other people (and submit questions to the moderators) right here . Afterwards the recording will be put on YouTube, I’ll post a link when it becomes available.
The full schedule of all FTBCon sessions is here .