Moral Technologies is an initiative of Seed Australia that aims to bring discussion and awareness to the challenges we face in the light of the technological age. What it means to be human is already changing in unprecedented ways – with medical, biotechnical and other technologies integrating into our very bodies and minds. We’re on the cusp of a new era in which it will no longer be clear what the defining characteristics of being a human are, whether that means humans becoming more machine-like, or machines becoming more human-like. Moral Technologies provides a platform to explore the future for those who want to.
“The most exciting breakthroughs of the twenty-first century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” – John Naisbitt
Moral Technologies will foster this platform in two primary ways: with three conferences over three years and by hosting a Facebook group dedicated to the sharing and discussion of content that fits with the Moral Technologies theme.
Artificial intelligence: Is humanity prepared?
April 11-14, 2016
Moral Technologies welcomed Nicanor Perlas to work with the theme of artificial intelligence and its impact on our own thinking.
‘…But the future cannot be a mere continuation of the past, no matter how that past seems so familiar and rational to us. The future, of necessity, will appear in the garb of the “impossible”, and only people with vision and deep spiritual creativity can know this and act on this, visionary individuals often called “crazy” by their friends, and even their loved ones. But, dear friends, the “impossible”, a more human future wanting to be born, calls us all to resist and transform the Empire-Cyborg Matrix.’ – Nicanor Perlas (Right Livelihood Award Speech 2013)
The technological age of human life
Moral Technologies welcomes Orland Bishop to explore the space humans live in and how it changes with advanced technology.
More information to come.
Moral Technologies: Redirecting the technological stream towards an Ethical Future
Keynote speaker Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya
The event will include conversations around ethics, creative workshops, games, silence and the deep experience that four days of living in community offers in terms of inspiration and nourishment.
The purpose of this conference is twofold. One aspect is to enable the thoughts of the participants to come completely to grips with the technological progress of the past, present and future. The other aspect is to utilize this knowledge to find new ways of thinking and working with existing technology in a practical sense, and also develop new technologies.
Participate in the conversation with the Moral Technologies Facebook group. Interesting articles and discoveries are being posted all the time, and it will also serve as a great place to catch up and keep up after each conference.