Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Can Genius Be Genetically Engineered?

See you at the 92nd Street Y tomorrow (Thu, Mar 10, 2016, 8:15 pm)!
With rapid advances in genome sequencing, genetic analysis and precision gene editing, it’s becoming ever more likely that embryo selection and genetic engineering could be used to optimize the intelligence of our future children.

Although the complexities of genetics, the brain and human experience will make maximizing human intelligence far more complicated than it may now seem to some, genetic brain optimization and enhancement could very well be a driver of our future evolution as a species. Jamie Metzl moderates Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and Stephen Hsu, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University, experts from the worlds of science and biotech, in a discussion of the practical, scientific, philosophical and ethical issues associated with engineering intelligence.
The event will be video recorded, and possibly live streamed, see below:
92Y OnDemand/Livestream: As we do with many of our events, we would love to have our event live streamed directly onto our on demand website. We also have another great opportunity with a new partnership and we will live stream on the MSNBC website as well. With your approval, we will coordinate the details on our end. I have attached our standard release to this email should you be able to sign and return in advance, if not, it can signed upon arrival.

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