The All Things Risk Podcast
About This Show
The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
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Ep. 36: Ford Fischer - On Transhumanism
6 days ago
What happens when the world of science fiction meets science fact, particularly human meeting machine? We are getting ever closer to such a world. This raises all kinds of interesting questions around the risks new technologies like genetic engineering pose, ethical and political issues, and even questions around what it means to be human. In fact, there is an entire movement dedicated to advancing the human condition through technology. It's called transhumanism, and we are going to hear more and more about it over the coming years. This week we take a look at this fascinating movement. My guest this week is videographer and editor Ford Fischer. He is also the co-founder of an independent media site called www.news2share.com. Ford is embarking on a project to understand this movement from an independent, grass-roots perspective via a documentary called "Transhuman". You can find out more and support his indiegogo campaign here - http://news2share.com/start/2016/11/28/news2share-to-produce-transhuman-a-documentary/ We have an enthralling conversation that covers, among other things: What Transhumanism is and comprises; The current state of technology around transhumanist goals - super intelligence, super wellness, and super longevity: Genetic engineering Body hacking Life extension Singularity - i.e. uploading our conscious onto a computer Risks associated with these technologies; The political dimension of transhumanism - there is even a Transhumanist Party whose leader, Zoltan Istvan is an advisor to Ford's documentary; Transhuman: A Documentary and how you can support it; Loads more! Show notes: Support Transhuman: A Documentary on Indiegogo - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transhuman-a-documentary-news-film#/ More on the documentary and its rationale - http://news2share.com/start/2016/12/13/why-we-need-to-start-reporting-on-transhumanism/ www
Rated 5 out of
Well worth a listen!
Ben always offers interesting guests and a fresh perspective on cutting issues of the day. His 'no holds barred' approach ensures that a given topic will be thoroughly scrubbed. I've listened to a variety of his podcasts and have always found them entertaining and informative. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2016-08-29