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Garreau advances Future Tense event on KPCC


November 09, 2010

Joel Garreau, ASU Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture and Values and Director of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Prevail Project, was interviewed on Southern California Public Radio, KPCC, on Nov. 9.

Host Patt Morrison hosted Garreau on the program, “Dodging death – is radical life extension too radical?” and was joined by Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and Chief Scientist at the Methuselah Foundation.

Garreau spoke about radical life extension – the non-science fiction notion that humans can live, through new technologies, genetics and robotics, hundreds of years – in advance of a Future Tense event on Nov. 16. “Never Say Die: How Radical will Radical Life Extension be?” will be hosted by the New America Foundation at its Washington, D.C., offices. Garreau is a co-organizer of the event, and de Grey will be a panelist.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Future Tense is a partnership of the New America Foundation, Arizona State University and Slate magazine to focus on emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy.

Garreau, who joined the College in 2010, is the author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human, a look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived. As director of The Prevail Project, he is building upon a Radical Evolution concept that the Prevail Scenario – the humanistic possibility that we can control and direct this future – might be encouraged. Garreau was a longtime reporter and editor at The Washington Post, and he is principal of The Garreau Group

 

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
Office of Communications, College of Law
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