Host: Anne Nicholson
Guests: Nicanor Perlas & Andrew Linnell
The time of complacency about the future is over. Egoism whispers: let someone else sacrifice to fix the future. Transhumanism expects some will escape this obligation by uploading their soul into the “cloud” where they will co-exist with our creation, Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI). Must we become co-creators or can we escape responsibility? Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea: we must take immediate steps to ensure technology aligns with goals of human evolution.
Anne Nicholson is the Program Director at CFAE. She is an Anthropologist and an Educator of Embodied Mindfulness and Experiential Learning. Her 20-year career has been in Techonology and Communications. She is living and working in Silicon Valley.
Nicanor Perlas joins MysTech for this event. He is an adviser, global activist, writer, and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization, and the sciences. He is a member of the Phillipine Senate Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. For the global impact of his work, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), the Outstanding Filipino Award, and UNEP’S Global 500 Award. He has advised UN agencies, the Office of the Philippine President and Congress, as well as cities and towns undertaking large-scale social threefolding projects. He has headed global and national civil society networks responsible for reassessing and stopping twelve nuclear power plants, banning thirty-two pesticide formulations, and bringing about mainstream sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines.
Andrew Linnell is a 40-year veteran of the computer industry. Andrew has an MSE degree from the Univ. of Michigan and is a co-founder of MysTech which is devoted to the cultivation of a mechanical occultism that operates only through moral impulses. He has been an active member of the Anthroposophical Society and currently serves as president of the Greater Boston Branch. He has offered lectures that have covered various topics from Quantum Physics to Dangers Arising from Nanotechnology to Christian Mysticism. He is author of two children’s book and The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo.