DavidV Posted February 2, 2010 Report Share Posted February 2, 2010 I will consider some new ideas on our place in the universe by extrapolating some long-range trends into the future. Specifically, there are two trends I will discuss: the expansion of intelligence from the beginning the universe to the information age, and the increasing control that humans have over nature. Here are some keywords on the topics we’ll cover and discuss after the meetup: Technological evolution, intelligence expansion, natural versus intelligent evolution, science and pseudoscience, accelerating change, costs and benefits of technology, doomsday scenarios, Malthusianism, Kardashev scale, post-humanism, optimism versus pessimism. We will meet in the second floor community room of the Central Market in Plano. Details and RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/ExaminedLife/calendar/12346397/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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