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A Festival of Ideas for the Future

Monday 6 November 2006 21:30-22:30 (Radio 3)

Matthew Sweet presents highlights from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival which took place in Liverpool.

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1 hour

A Festival of Ideas for the Future - Duration 1 hour

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Will Our Grandchildren be Robotic?
With the growth in biotechnology some scientists are predicting a great leap forward in our ability to fuse the human body with machines and computers.

How this will change our understanding of what it is to be human? Will it lead to an era of enhanced humans capable of extraordinary feats of physical and mental ability or an era of slaves dependent upon whatever technology they can afford from corporations and the government?

Sue Nelson is joined by Director of the Future of Humanity Institue Nick Bostrom, founder of HMC Media Labs Adam Montandon, and Philosopher Dylan Evans to explore the future for the human body.

Will Britain's Young all live in China?
Dr Sarah Harper the Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing shows how youth will become a scarce commodity fought over by the world's economies.




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