Lecture and Workshop on Artificial Intelligence with Nicanor Perlas [June 21-22, Harlemville, NY]

Materialistic Transhumanism vs. the Emerging Spiritual-Oriented Scientific Revolution (Friday lecture); Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence: A Spiritual Scientific Response (Saturday morning workshop)

“Nicanor Perlas paints the dramatic dilemma of mankind today as it stands, torn in the tension field of the advancement of outer scientific intelligence and an inner, albeit mostly unconscious, knowing of the spirit within and around us. He describes the fragile and delicate solution as the living potential within each individual, as expressed in Rudolf Steiner’s words: ‘Knowledge is man’s active participation in what the beings and processes of the spiritual and physical world convey to him.’”
Joan Sleigh, Executive Council, Goetheanum

Although still in its earliest stages, artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the immanent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of “transhumanism,” humankind stands at a crossroads. Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea in this book. It is imperative, he says, that we take immediate steps to ensure that digitized technology is aligned to human values and priorities. Otherwise, ASI will kill the essence of our humanity. Furthermore, if we do not master it now, ASI will transform humanity into its own image—ultimately, it will destroy the human race. Nicanor Perlas is a winner of the Right Livelihood Award, a globally-known social activist, biodynamic farmer, and much more.

Save the Date: Harlemville, NY

Lecture and Workshop on Artificial Intelligence with Nicanor Perlas
Materialistic Transhumanism vs. the Emerging Spiritual-Oriented Scientific Revolution
Lecture: 7-9 pm, Friday, June 21
Open to the public.

Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence: A Spiritual Scientific Response
Workshop: 9am-12:30pm, Saturday, June 22
For people familiar with Anthroposophy. The workshop session will be based on the Nicanor’s recent book, Humanity’s Last Stand, which is published by SteinerBooks and available here, or by phone 703-661-1594.
 
Further information to follow through the CSR Ethical Technology Initiative e-newsletter and the Berkshire-Taconic Branch newsletter, Chanticleer.
If you have any questions, contact Gary Lamb by email or 518-672-4465 x223.