Futurisms: Critiquing the project to reengineer humanity

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scenes from the Singularity Summit

Here are a few images from this past weekend's Singularity Summit, now that it has drawn to a close.

Here's Aubrey de Grey autographing a book for a conferencegoer:




And de Grey wasn't the only fellow sporting such ample facial hair; here's an attendee:



These beard photos might make you wonder about the demographics of the conference. Judge for yourself:



Not that there were no women's faces to be seen. The presentation by Juergen Schmidhuber gave us a big one:



There was only one woman presenter at the conference, Anna Salamon — although she got to speak both first and last. Here she is chatting with a conferencegoer.



And next, a shot of a woman attendee: Ilana Pregen, asking the question that Brad Templeton so brusquely dismissed.



Stay tuned for more conference wrap-up today.

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