Human, Machine and Extraterrestrial: A Dialogue Between an Astronomer and a Philosopher
Advances in technology have fundamentally changed the way that humans consume information. Whether it’s the ability to seamlessly connect with people on the other side of the world or the never-ending flow of content through social media, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the future of humanity and the future of intelligence are one and the same. At this onstage program presented by ICE, Jill Tarter of SETI, a research institute dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and Patricia Churchland, an analytical philosopher of the mind, join ICE director and physicist Marcelo Gleiser for a thought-provoking conversation on what extraterrestrial intelligence might look like, the implications of a transhumanist society, and humankind’s greater quest to understand the universe.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 pm CST
Venue SIX10, Chicago
Chicago Ideas Week Curiosity Series