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Friday, May 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Keynote: The Future of Creativity

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What does the not-too-distant future look like when cyberconsciousness becomes part of our daily lives? Join Dr. Martine Rothblatt—creator of GeoStar satellite navigation and Sirius XM Radio, and founder and Chief executive officer of the multi-billion dollar biotech United Therapeutics — as she parses the future of humanity and how it applies to business, life, and creativity. Examine the "Promise & Peril of Virtual Humans," based in part on Dr. Rothblatt's latest book, as it relates to ever-smarter bots behind social media services matching our own personalities, and having our own thoughts, based on their smart access to comprehensive digital reflections of our lives.  Learn about the automated curating of mindfiles, the open-source creation of ever-better mindware and the inevitable emergence of mindclones who will insist they are the continuation of flesh-and-blood humans.  Witness how the LGBTQ movement of today, including the freedom of gender identity, will evolve to a future social creativity movement based upon freedom of form.


Talent
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Dr. Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., MBA, J.D. is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and medical ethicist. In 1990 she founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio (now Sirius XM). When her daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease, Martine left Sirius to search for a cure. She founded United Therapeutics in 1996 and has since served as Chairman and co-CEO. Martine is also a leading legal advocate for human rights and has led the IBA in presenting... Read More →

Program Themes
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Transhumanism

Humans have long sought to transform nature, using tools to modify the environment around us or enhancing our own bodies to adapt in this world. Technology today continues to open up new spaces for transformative and transcendent experiences of life itself. From AI to augmented reality displays, with cloning and human genetic engineering, through organ transplants and prosthetics, emerging technologies are expanding many of our intellectual... Read More →



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