Hack U. Biohacking, Transhumanism and its Implications for Society

Alex StolarskyPartner, Attorney-at-Law, Schneider Group

Date And Time

Tue, November 24, 2020

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT

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Online event on how biohacking will shape humankind’s future, what ethical and regulatory issues arise and how society can respond.

About this Event

Biohacking, or «do it yourself» biology, has been on the rise in recent years. Biohacking is all about optimizing human performance, health, and wellbeing with the help of the latest science, advanced technologies, top experts, and data-driven self-experiments. But as technology and science can do more and more, what should we expect in the future, what is its legal status, and how it is regulated today?

Talking points:

  • Being human in the age of digital modernity means fusing with our technology.
  • Homo Ludens: Who we are today
  • From here to Software Sapiens
  • The transhuman / augmented being
  • What to do with our time when we don’t have to work
  • Who am I, what am I, what do I want from my life
  • Inventing a future
  • The Mountain Gorilla Example
  • At whose behest we are still here and what for
  • Ethical and regulatory aspects of biohacking

Event speakers:

Christopher Patrick Peterka • Chief Insiparation Officer • gannaca global think tank group

Futurist and humanist with 24 years of practical experience. In 2000 he founded a company for natural language interfaces in human-machine communication. With the think tank gannaca and the NextGen cluster THE HUS.institute, he advises organizations worldwide on their innovation culture and future strategy. He is particularly interested in the new rules in economy and society in the Earth Age of the Anthropocene.

Violetta Trubina • CEO • Pharmilia

Lawyer, Master of Science at Geneva State University, and researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. General Director of LLC “Farmilia”. The author of the “Human tissues and organs as objects of civil rights”, the publication that is a comprehensive study of the legal nature of separated tissues, organs and other human biomaterials, taking into account their dual nature – as objects of the material world and as carriers of genetic (genomic) and other information.

The presentations of Christopher and Violetta will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will be online via Zoom. A recording will be provided after the event. All presentations will be in English, translation will not be provided. Access is free of charge.