Transhumanist Debate — A Futurist Salon

May 24, 2016

We are going to try to pick up where Hank Pellissier left off and will be having another transhumanist debate and futurist salon on May 28th at the Octopus.

Here is the lineup for the salon:

(credit: Octopus Literary Salon)

We will be socializing before and after the presentations.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Please bring your curiosity and your insights, we will set aside a good portion of time for questions and answers.

Admission will be on a sliding scale with $10 as the suggested contribution.  Pay either here on or at the door.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About the participants:

(credit: Octopus Literary Salon)

Anatoly Karlin is a Russian-American businessman, journalist, and independent researcher who blogs about Russia, geopolitics, world affairs, human biodiversity, and futurism/transhumanism at The Unz Review. He is currently writing a book on the role of human intelligence in the global history of economic growth and technological development.

Scott Jackisch is a technologist, amateur futurist, and blogger at He is interested in embodied cognition, Effective Altruism, and the evolution of cooperation.

Michael Johnson is a Bay Area philosopher and blogger at Born on a farm in Minnesota and raised on science fiction & Wittgenstein, his work now focuses on problems in the philosophy of physics, the problem of Qualia, and existential risk.

Josh Whiton is an entrepreneur working to enhance human life and support Earth’s ecological flourishing.  His creations include TransLoc, the White House award-winning transit-tech company that improves personal mobility while reducing pollution and carbon emissions — and Raleigh City Farm, one of the first urban farms in the southeastern United States.

—Event Producer