AI, cybernetic organisms, exocortexes, hive minds…these are just a few of the ways science fiction has devised to keep people—their knowledge, hopes, and dreams—living into perpetuity. But how close are we, and what are the best methods? Panelists will discuss the viability of these ideas and their possible unexpected side effects.
Artificial intelligence. Biotech hackers. Cybernetic organisms. Digital immortality. Exocortex systems. First contact. Galactic empires. Hive minds. Interstellar travel. Whew! There’s SO MUCH to talk about in science fiction, we can't fit it all into one weekend...but we’re going to try!