Would we really want to live to 150 or even older? Will engineered life extension be humanity’s greatest achievement or a social and economic catastrophe? Is age really a disease that is curable? These questions were discussed at the last Future Human Salon – an inspiring event series in East London.
I bound my own book, saw Sarah Angliss playing a theremin, learnt how to draw a comic, did some little monsters with plasticine, tried pure glutamate, contributed in a big experiment with 1.000 moustraps about how an atom bomb works and designed my own product. All in one day. Sounds interesting. Well that is exactly what it was. Interesting 2011 was an inspiring day with Russel Davies and a couple of interesting people doing interesting stuff.
‘Identity has become a changing, volatile concept: Is identity something you are born with? Something that you acquire? Or something that you have thrust upon you?’ Those questions were evaluated at the first TEDx Rhein-Main in Offenbach last Wednesday. As I am a huge fan of the TED global talks, I was curious to see what the identity of TEDx is all about.