The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology was held in Second Life on July 20, 2016. Futurist Melanie Swan gave a talk on BioNano technology, current status and prospects, and philosophical aspects. This is a full video recording of the Workshop, including Q/A. Enjoy!
The Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology (GN) is held annually in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon.
After an opening address by Terasem organizer Loraine Rhodes, futurist Melanie Swan gave a talk titled “Philosophy of Biological Cell Repair informs Geoethical Nanotechnology.”
Melanie is the founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies to examine the theoretical, philosophical and societal implications of blockchain technology, and the author of “Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy,” a book dedicated to advanced future applications of emerging blockchain computing.
Melanie talked about nanotechnology and biological cell repair, important advances, and key philosophical aspects from a systems theory perspective. Other keywords: relational process thinking, complexity, Big Data, machine learning, posthuman and transhuman perspectives, nanobots, bio-cryptoeconomy (watch the video below to understand what that one means).
Melanie’s thesis: “Understanding biological cell repair at the philosophical level might help in developing nanotechnology solutions that facilitate and augment biological processes congruently and geoethically with nature.” You can see Melanie’s slides below.