Psychology

Sept 7 Inspire Seattle: biological enhancement of the human brain

Below is an invitation to our InspireSeattle Social on Saturday evening September 7th at 6:30PM at Candy Sullivan’s place. We have scored again and have a great speaker: Ramez Naam to discuss biological enhancement of the human brain. SAVE THE DATE!

Remember – IT’S A POTLUCK!!

Come join us! www.inspireseattle.org

InspireSeattle Invites YOU to join us at our Social Forum: Saturday, September 7th at 6:30PM.

Main discussion topic for this evening: Wiring the Brain

In the past few years we’ve learned to send sights, sounds, and sensations in and out of the human brain with neural implants. In animal brains, other electronic implants have boosted memory and intelligence. We’re approaching the point where we can network human minds together, wirelessly, and augment their function. Ramez Naam, author of Nexus and More Than Human gives a whirlwind audio and video tour of the present and future of this awesome and slightly scary frontier.

Please join us for this important discussion!

Guest Speaker: Ramez Naam:

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and author. He’s the H.G. Wells Award–winning author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement . His first novel, Nexus—a story about a nanotechnology that links minds and the struggle to control it—was published in December 2012. Paramount has already purchased the movie rights to Nexus. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on e-mail, Web browsing, Internet search, and artificial intelligence. His most recent nonfiction book, on accelerating innovation to overcome environmental and natural resource challenges, is The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. He lives in Seattle.

Come join us for what should be a very important and interesting evening!!!

About InspireSeattle:

InspireSeattle is a progressive network of Seattle-area people sharing ideas and supporting action. InspireSeattle’s vision is to create connection throughout our community and better community through activism. InspireSeattle’s mission is to provide a fun, supportive gathering for people who care deeply about our community, our country and our planet. We embrace progressive policies that improve our society and protect our environment. We discuss current issues, share ideas and activism efforts while striving to inspire additional action. Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to InspireSeattle by visiting www.inspireseattle.org/contact.html.

When: Saturday, September 7th at 6:30PM. Please try to be on time!!!

Where: Candy’s place

1140 Alki Ave SW, #505, Seattle, WA 98116
206-938-7508 (tel) 206-661-5657 (cell)
candacesullivan@comcast.net (e-mail)
Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/cF5ky

Directions: From West Seattle Bridge:

Once on the bridge move to the right. . [Avoid exits to Harbor Island and Delridge Way]

Stay in the right of the 3 lanes. There will be an exit sign to Admiral & Avalon/Harbor. (Admiral will go straight up the hill.) Move to the right lane for the Avalon/Harbor exit. It will be down an incline. When the lane ends, go right on to Harbor.

Pass Salty’s restaurant (I’m .7 miles from Salty’s). Pass a pier with the water taxi landing. You will begin to turn around a point. There will be vertical parking on the right, a mid-rise condo on the left, some cottages on the left, and then a dark brick mid-rise condo on the left. That is me – 1140 Alki – the Duwamish Head condominium. I’m in #505 on the fifth floor.

Kitty corner across the street a few yards further on the right is the Luna Park bulkhead, also known as Anchor Park. It is a small park that extends into the Bay.

Caution: Alki begins very near our condo. It is easy to get confused by the numbering on Harbor, similar to ours but no 1140.

The entrance is up some stairs. There is a phone at the door. Locate Sullivan. Ring me and I will buzz you in. [If you need handicapped access, you will need to call me so that I can let you in the rear door.

Format

It’s a potluck: so please help out and bring something to eat and to drink!

6:30 to 7:45: Social time! Eat, drink, relax, and catch up with some other local progressives

Formal discussion and guest speakers, 7:45 to 9:30

Other Announcements – got any?

Rules of Engagement!

1. So that everyone has a chance to participate, please keep your comments short

2. Raise one’s hand to ask a question in lieu of shouting out

3. Respect the points of views of others

4. No arguing of politics during the formal discussion – save that for afterwards!

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