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Is immortality possible? When?

José Luis Cordeiro is a member of the World Academy of Art and Science, vice president of Humanity + and director of the Millennium Project, and founding executive director of the Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva (RIBER). Previously, he was director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities around the world.

He studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and science at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas. He has published more than a dozen books, from economics to technology, and has contributed to international media.

During the Homo Curiosus outreach event, Cordeiro proposed that we look at the next stage in the evolution of the human brain, a crucial phase of humanity that is being driven by machines. The documentary Supersapiens was screened as an accompaniment to his talk.

Documentary Supersapiens

We are entering the next stage in the evolution of the human brain, and this crucial phase of humanity is being driven by machines. The physical connections between man and machine are on the way to becoming the main trend. We are currently experimenting with implanted computer chips that allow the transmission of personal data, the exchange of information, and keep up to date with the latest innovations. Other researchers seek to enhance our senses through electrical stimulation in specific areas of the brain. Finally, we will meet a group of people who call themselves consciousness hackers, who claim that they already have the tools to take the next evolutionary step: connecting humans through minds.

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