The technologies of the future are closer than we think. The possibility of enhancing our brains and bodies using drugs, brain implants and physical modification could be in sight. How far will you go to become better, smarter, wiser?
This event will give us the opportunity to hear about current research in this area, what is and might be possible and to discuss what it means for us.
We’ll begin the evening with a short introduction to the topic from Professor Ruud ter Meulen , Bristol University School of Social and Community Medicine.
Then, using a game – Playdecide – written specifically on this topic, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of various scenarios. PlayDecide is a discussion game specially created to support participants to discuss controversial issues in a simple and effective way.
After the game, there’ll be an opportunity to share what we have discovered about our attitudes to the issues surrounding enhancement.
Spaces are limited, so booking is essential (link coming shortly). Tickets are £5 but will exchangeable on the night for a £5 voucher redeemable at the bar.
More details following shortly…
Some interesting links to the issues:
This event is sponsored by Genetic Alliance UK and LSE as part of the NERRI project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.
The Genetic Alliance is a national charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by all types of genetic conditions.