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The Future of Humanity (CPNSS at the LSE Literary Festival)

25 February 2017, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

What kind of future do we want to create and why? This panel explores the philosophical implications of scientific advancements like artificial intelligence and human enhancement, which have the potential to revolutionize our world. Is fear overriding optimism in our approach to the future?


Luke Dormehl (@lukedormehl) is a technology author and journalist, with a background in documentary film. He regularly contributes to Digital Trends, and has written for Fast Company, the Guardian, Sunday Times and other publications.

Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) is a journalist and author, most recently of the novella Everything Belongs to the Future.  She is a contributing editor and columnist for the New Statesman and a frequent writer on social justice, pop culture, gender issues, and digital politics for the Guardian, the New Inquiry, Salon, the Nation, Vice, the New York Times and many other publications.

Nick Srnicek (@n_srnck) is a lecturer in International Political Economy at City, University of London. He is the author of Platform Capitalism  and Inventing the Future (with Alex Williams).


J. McKenzie Alexander is Professor of Philosophy at LSE and the co-ordinator of the MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences.


This event is free, but requires a ticket. E-tickets will be available to book from 10am on Tuesday 31 January via the LSE Online Store




Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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