The Superhuman Lecture
In this Lecture, Peter Joosten MSc. takes a closer look at scientific developments, pioneers who experiment on their own and what impact these development have on us. You can expect a lot of interaction and concrete example.
We are living in the era of gene editing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and much more. The direct impact of technology on the human body, that
is what human enhancement is all about. Synonyms are human augmentation, biohacking and transhumanism technologies. You are already way ahead of your colleagues and competitors. Because when most people think about the future, they envision a world with flying cars, robots everywhere, holographic images and immersive virtual reality.
But, as professor Michael Bess from the Vanderbilt University in Tennessee states: it is almost certain that we will use advancements in science and technology on our bodies. So we can live longer, radically increase our cognition or boost our physical capabilities.
That is human enhancement. Sounds fascinating right?
About Peter Joosten
My name is Peter Joosten (1984) and I am a biohacker and future thinker. I studied Business Administration (specialization in Business Development) and Journalism at the University of Groningen, which makes me a Master of Science (MSc.).
In the spring of 2020 I followed the Science Journalism (SCW) course. In 2019 I completed the Biohack Academy of the Waag Amsterdam and followed the Bioethics course at the Università Europea di Roma (Italy) and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.
I mainly give lectures, workshops and webinars about people improvement and its impact on people and society. I also make the podcast Supermens, write articles and author the books Biohacking (2018) and Supermens (2020).
As a guest lecturer I am affiliated with Eindhoven University of Technology (Master Human Technology Interaction) and the Next Nature Academy (theme: human enhancement)
- 16:00 - 17:00