At CyborgCamp next month I will lead a discussion called “Left Behind: the Singularity and the Developing World”:
How do technological breakthroughs impact the world’s poor? Can we apply transhumanist technology universally, or will they be accessible only to the rich? What can we learn from the bottom-up innovation of the developing world? Klint Finley will present a brief introduction to these issues and moderate an open discussion.
More info: CyborgCamp blog and CyborgCamp wiki
November 19, 2008 at 9:05 pm
Woah! You’re going to be speaking there? Awesome! I know the people putting it together – I’m going to have to come now to see the speech.
November 19, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Is there a possibility of getting some audio from this for those of us stuck in the Nether Regions?
November 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm
@Fenderson – You should come regardless =) And maybe give a speech yourself – it’s an “unconference,” I just signed up to talk about something that was conspicuously absent from the agenda. It won’t really be a speech – I’m just going introduce a set of problems and ideas and see what happens.
@T.V – I’m sure it will be furiously liveblogged, but I don’t know about audio. I do plan on at least putting up my slides at the end, but it will be minimal – it’s meant to be a conversation not a lecture.
November 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm
AWESOME TOPIC! I’ll gather up some relevant intel and pass that along…great damn logo, too.