Global Future 2045 Congress in New York Gives 10% Off To Singularity Weblog Readers

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Posted on: May 2, 2013 / Last Modified: May 2, 2013

Leading Scientists, Technologists, Neuroscientists, Spiritual and Secular Leaders to Gather at the Second International Global Future 2045 Congress — June 15-16 in New York City


Visionaries and world-class practitioners in science, technology and ethics will join educators, futurists, philosophers and spiritual leaders at the 2nd International Global Future 2045 congress at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, June 15-16, 2013.

Global Future 2045 is a one of a kind congress, premised on the notion that the world stands on the brink of global change. In order for civilization to move to a higher stage of development, humanity vitally needs a scientific revolution and significant spiritual changes that will be inseparably linked, supporting and supplementing each other.

GF2045 discussions will include global challenges and science mega-projects to address them and insights on these matters from various spiritual traditions. The main focus will be the Avatar Project, which includes the development of anthropomorphic robots, telepresence systems, brain-computer interfaces (BCI), life-support systems for the brain, neuroprostheses, whole brain modeling, consciousness theory, and roadmaps for non-biological mind substrates.

Dmitry Itskov, founder of the 2045 Initiative and organizer of the Global Future 2045 congress said:

“Civilization is in the midst of a sea change, ushering in a new era of foresighted, self-directed spiritual and corporeal human evolution. […] The mission of GF2045 is to shape the imminent capability for self-directed evolution into a strategy to benefit all of mankind.

I have been fortunate to interview not only Russian internet tycoon and event organizer Dmitry Itskov, but also many of this year’s speakers. Still, I would not miss such a unique opportunity to meet them in person. And so, I am going to be at the Global Future 2045 Congress in New York city this June 15 and 16. If you want to join me, you can get a 10% discount [for Singularity Weblog readers only] by using discount code GF2045-SW during the on-line registration process. [For a limited time only, until midnight of May 6th EST, you will automatically get 20% off registration. ]

I myself can’t wait to have such a rare opportunity to meet so many incredible people of the cutting edge of technology, all at the same place. So, as soon as I saw the speakers’ list below, I knew I will be going to the GF2045 Congress. If you feel the same way and attend the conference, look out for the big bald head with irregular shape – usually at or near the front rows, and don’t ever hesitate to come and say “Hi”.

See you in New York!


Speakers at this year’s Global Future 2045 include:

Ray Kurzweil — Director of Engineering, Google; futurist and inventor, co-founder, Singularity University, and author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Near.

Immortality by 2045


Dr. Marvin Minsky — A.I. pioneer, professor of Media Arts and Science, MIT Media Lab.

Immortal Minds Are A Matter of Time


Dr. James Martin — British author and entrepreneur and the largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history.

A Crunch is Coming


Dr. Peter H. Diamandis — Founder and Chairman, X Prize Foundation, Co-founder, Singularity University, author of Abundance.

We Are Evolving Into Meta-Intelligence Group-Minds 


Theodore Berger — USC Professor, brain prosthesis technology developer.

Piecemeal Repair And Replacement of Brain Parts Is Coming


Dr. Ed Boyden — Optogeneticist, neuroscientist at MIT, associate member McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

Extending Ourselves Beyond Our Brains


Dr. David Hanson — Robotics designer and researcher, creating androids: humanlike robots with intelligence and feelings.

Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro — Android Creator, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan. Dr.

Mahayogi ‘Pilot’ Baba — Self-realized Siddha Master. Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu Monks.

Dr. Amit Goswami — Professor Emeritus from the Theoretical Physics Department of the University of Oregon.

If you are a loyal Singularity Weblog reader, you can visit the Global Future 2045 website and get 10% off the normal price with discount code GF2045-SW. [For a limited time only, until midnight of May 6th EST, you will automatically get 20% off registration. ]


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