[E-Lang] Extro-5 Press Release

E. Shaun Russell e_shaun@extropy.org
Sun, 13 May 2001 15:32:53 -0700


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[There will be several sessions at this event relevant to E, including talks 
by MarcS, Nick Szabo on Smart Contracts and more, and myself.  --MarkM]



Hello,

The following is the official press release for Extro-5 (written by Max 
More).  Feel free to send this to any institution, organization, 
mailing-list or media which you feel would be interested in using it.

Thanks!

-E. Shaun Russell

 Operations Officer,
 Extropy Institute


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For Immediate Release

THE FUTURE'S BIG THINKERS 
CONFRONT ISSUES AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS

E X T R O - 5 Conference: Shaping Things to Come 
San Jose, California, June 15-17, 2001

We cannot ignore the growing confusion, concern, and opposition to the 
technologies that can improve and transform the human condition.

Strident voices and legislation threaten to hold back progress in biotech, 
information technology, the spread of open markets, and the development of 
technologies that could cure age-old ailments, extend our lives and augment 
our capabilities.

The Extro-5 international conference assembles big thinkers from numerous 
fields to provoke our culture to think more carefully about the more 
plausible perils of progress and to shape the future for the better.

Extro-5 will respond to influential figures who oppose the development of 
powerful new technologies. Bill Joy has called for limits on free speech to 
stop the spread of certain technologies. He is joined by various "ethicists" 
and even Prince Charles in calling for a moratorium on genetic technologies. 
Others oppose technologies such as stem cell research that could cure 
disease and extend life spans.

At Extro-5, a unique convergence of experts will separate the real concerns 
from those rooted in lack of knowledge or unexamined or outdated 
assumptions. Each session will bring together several high powered thinkers 
to examine the impact of advanced and accelerating technology, to look at 
opportunities and to anticipate and proactively address potential problems. 
These big thinkers and achievers will address issues around four major themes:

-- Machine Super-Intelligence -- Threat or Opportunity? 
-- Thriving in the Information Economy 
-- Mastering the Information Explosion 
-- Overcoming Resistance to Superlongevity and Augmentation

Each issue will be explored from multiple disciplines while allowing ample 
time for interaction between audience and presenters. The Extro-5 conference 
goes beyond voicing the views of the top experts. It also provides an 
unmatched networking opportunity for those seeking to shape the future for 
the better.

Big thinkers at Extro-5: "Shaping Things to Come" include inventor, 
entrepreneur, and writer Ray Kurzweil, leading information economist Hal 
Varian, science correspondent Ronald Bailey, leading information economy 
strategist Steve Flinn, cyberspace economist David Friedman, best-selling 
author Greg Bear, extropic philosopher Max More, evolutionary biologist 
Michael Rose, artist and cultural catalyst Natasha Vita-More, co-architect 
of the pre-Web Xanadu hypertext system Mark Miller, and other leading 
thinkers from computing, artificial intelligence, law, "hard" science 
fiction, Internet technologies, neuroscience, and business.

Don't miss out on this singular chance to listen to and network with those 
who are shaping the future. Stimulate your brain, expand your vision of the 
future, make contacts for your interests and businesses. Attendance is 
limited, so register now to secure your place.

For more information, visit the Extropy Institute conference Web site at 
http://www.extropy.org/ex5/extro5.htm 

Email exi-info@extropy.org or call conference Chair Max More at 310-823-3594



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[There will be several sessions at this event relevant to E, including
talks 
by MarcS, Nick Szabo on Smart Contracts and more, and myself.  --MarkM]



Hello,

The following is the official press release for Extro-5 (written by Max
More).  Feel free to send this to any institution, organization,
mailing-list or media which you feel would be interested in using it.

Thanks!

-E. Shaun Russell

 Operations Officer,
 Extropy Institute


===========================

For Immediate Release

THE FUTURE'S BIG THINKERS
CONFRONT ISSUES AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS

E X T R O - 5 Conference: Shaping Things to Come
San Jose, California, June 15-17, 2001

We cannot ignore the growing confusion, concern, and opposition to the
technologies that can improve and transform the human condition.

Strident voices and legislation threaten to hold back progress in biotech,
information technology, the spread of open markets, and the development of
technologies that could cure age-old ailments, extend our lives and augment
our capabilities.

The Extro-5 international conference assembles big thinkers from numerous
fields to provoke our culture to think more carefully about the more
plausible perils of progress and to shape the future for the better.

Extro-5 will respond to influential figures who oppose the development of
powerful new technologies. Bill Joy has called for limits on free speech to
stop the spread of certain technologies. He is joined by various "ethicists"
and even Prince Charles in calling for a moratorium on genetic technologies.
Others oppose technologies such as stem cell research that could cure
disease and extend life spans.

At Extro-5, a unique convergence of experts will separate the real concerns
from those rooted in lack of knowledge or unexamined or outdated
assumptions. Each session will bring together several high powered thinkers
to examine the impact of advanced and accelerating technology, to look at
opportunities and to anticipate and proactively address potential problems.
These big thinkers and achievers will address issues around four major themes:

-- Machine Super-Intelligence -- Threat or Opportunity?
-- Thriving in the Information Economy
-- Mastering the Information Explosion
-- Overcoming Resistance to Superlongevity and Augmentation

Each issue will be explored from multiple disciplines while allowing ample
time for interaction between audience and presenters. The Extro-5 conference
goes beyond voicing the views of the top experts. It also provides an
unmatched networking opportunity for those seeking to shape the future for
the better.

Big thinkers at Extro-5: "Shaping Things to Come" include inventor,
entrepreneur, and writer Ray Kurzweil, leading information economist Hal
Varian, science correspondent Ronald Bailey, leading information economy
strategist Steve Flinn, cyberspace economist David Friedman, best-selling
author Greg Bear, extropic philosopher Max More, evolutionary biologist
Michael Rose, artist and cultural catalyst Natasha Vita-More, co-architect
of the pre-Web Xanadu hypertext system Mark Miller, and other leading
thinkers from computing, artificial intelligence, law, "hard" science
fiction, Internet technologies, neuroscience, and business.

Don't miss out on this singular chance to listen to and network with those
who are shaping the future. Stimulate your brain, expand your vision of the
future, make contacts for your interests and businesses. Attendance is
limited, so register now to secure your place.

For more information, visit the Extropy Institute conference Web site at
http://www.extropy.org/ex5/extro5.htm

Email exi-info@extropy.org or call conference Chair Max More at 310-823-3594



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