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Convergence08 Unconference

by Danielle Engelman on October 28th, 02008

The Convergence08 Unconference on Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies and their interactions will be held November 15-16, 02008, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Long Now Members receive a discount on the registration price – check your email for more information.

Long Now Board Member Paul Saffo, a Silicon Valley forecaster with over two decades experience exploring long-term technological change and its practical impact on business and society, will keynote the event.

“A host of technologies that seemed like daring science fiction just a few years ago are racing toward practical application with breathtaking speed. Convergence08 is a unique opportunity to look into the coming NBIC future, examine its implications, and prepare for the vast surprises in store for us all.” Paul Saffo

Each of the 2 days starts and ends with an eye-opening debate or keynote to inspire, and the remaining agenda is created by conference participants; the planning has already started on the Convergence08 wiki.