Edinburgh International Science Festival Human 2.0 event
Public event 13.04.2012
Organised byOrganised by the Edinburgh International Science Festival
National Museum of ScotlandChambers StreetEdinburghEH1 1JF
Book through the Edinburgh International Science Festival site
Friday 13th April 17.30 (90 minutes)
What does it means to be human, past, present and future? As we re-engineer the human body, and even the human genome – through technology, drugs and genetic manipulations – how do we define and value our humanity? What are the social, political and cultural challenges inherent in our enhanced future? As part of our Future Human mini festival, sociologist and author Professor Steve Fuller, and sci-fi writers and Justina Robson, join ethicist Andy Miah to mull over these compelling questions. Are we facing a re(evolution) of the species?
Part of the festival's Future Human Series