You Should Know This: Transhumanism
You Should Know This! is where a TedTalk meets a comedy game show. Listen to experts discuss important topics you should know while comedians riff on stage and you get the chance to win fun, silly prizes for being a nerd!
This month’s show is Transhumanism: Merging humans with machines!
Time for an upgrade! Human 2.0 is coming. From implanting RFID chips into our hands to bionic limbs, our species moves closer and closer to merging ourselves with the machines we create. Maybe someday Amazon Alexa will not just be at your finger tips, but in your finger tips. Sounds amazing? Or scary? Not to transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, who will be teaching us how technology will transform humankind.
Zoltan Istvan is an American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur, and Libertarian futurist. Formerly a reporter for the National Geographic Channel, Zoltan now writes futurist, transhumanist, libertarian and secular themed articles for major media, including Vice’s Motherboard, Wired, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Newsweek. Zoltan regularly appears on television and video channels discussing futurist topics. He is one of the world’s most influential transhumanists and believes transhumanism will grow into a mainstream social movement in the next decade. He is the author of The Transhumanist Wager, a philosophical science fiction novel. In 2017, he announced his intent to run for Governor of California in the 2018 election as Libertarian.
Joining him on stage is host Kevin Whittinghill and comedians Jordan Cerminara (The Art Critique Show) and Gabby Poccia (Cobbs Comedy Club).