Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Humanism vs Transhumanism

This is an excerpt from my latest digital conference, April 23, 2020,  “Humanist vs Transhumanist” featuring Calum Chace and me.

My Futures Agency colleague and fellow futurist Calum Chace disagree with me on many of my core messages on topics such as the singularity, (trans)-humanism, artificial intelligence and what I call  ‘man+machine futures’.


A very special “Transhumanist vs. Humanist” Online-Debate with Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard April 23rd 2020, 9pm CET

My Futures Agency colleague and fellow futurist Calum Chace disagree with me on many of my core messages on topics such as the singularity, (trans)-humanism, artificial intelligence and what I call  ‘man+machine futures’. Calum and Gerd have very contrary opinions on the future of technology and humanity and battle it out ad-hoc and in real-time, covering topics such as:

  1. Humans are not just data (Gerd) vs. Organisms are algorithms (Calum)
  2. We should transcend technology, not humanity (Gerd) vs. We should transcend human limitations (Calum)
  3. What is important is our humanity (Gerd) vs What is important is our minds (Calum)
  4. We should follow the precautionary principle to govern exponential technological change (Gerd) vs If a technology solves a big problem we should adopt it unless we can confidently forecast significant harm (Calum)

Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker
ZĂźrich / Switzerland :

http://www.futuristgerd.com

http://www.techvshuman.com

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