Hacking immortality: The science and science fiction of extreme human life extension
With Jamie Metzl
February 9, 2017
Colorado Mountain College in Edwards
Jamie Metzl’s new novel, “Eternal Sonata,” imagines a future global struggle to control the science of extreme human life extension. Futurist Ray Kurzweil calls it “A brilliant exploration of the many challenges and opportunities our species will face as the exponential growth of real-world technology moves us toward immortality.”
Metzl will discuss his book and address the audience in Vail about how he blends science and science fiction, using an artistic premise to tackle the onslaught of hypotheticals stemming from very real breakthroughs in genetic enhancement and human life extension.
Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator, and expert in Asian affairs and biotechnology policy. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia.
He is a former Partner and current Advisory Board member of a New York-based global investment firm and was Chief Strategy Officer for a biotechnology company. He has served as an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines, advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones, and is the Honorary Ambassador to North America of the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.
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Note! There will be a 30-minute reception at 5:30 pm. The talk begins at 6 pm.