The emergence of new technologies and the progress made in many fields (digital, robotics, medicine...) have revolutionized our daily life and the way we look at the evolution of humanity in just a few years. What will we look like in the future? What are the limits? Answers at the France Culture conference last October.
L’The emergence of new technologies and the progress made in many fields (digital, robotics, medicine...) have revolutionized in a few years our daily life and the way we look at the evolution of humanity. Today, scientists are developing 3D printers capable of building human tissues and organs, computer scientists are creating programming languages that modify the behaviour of living cells, artificial intelligences are successfully competing with chess or Go champions and exoskeletons can be controlled by thought.
Human limits, like those of the machine, seem to be pushed back day by day... So what will human beings look like in a few decades? How far will our physical and intellectual limits be pushed? What place will we give to machines? What ethical questions are facing us and what kind of society do we want to build?
France Culture organised a conference last October to try to answer these questions. In the presence of :
– Oumeya AdjaliInserm Research Fellow, Laboratory of Translational Gene Therapy for Neuromuscular and Retinal Diseases
– Jean-Michel Besnier, philosopher, professor emeritus of the University of Paris-Sorbonne
– Frank Damour, essayist and associate professor of history, author of "La tentation transhumaniste" (2015)
– Catherine Le VisageResearch Director Inserm, Laboratoire d'ingénierie ostéo-articulaire et dentaire (LIOAD)
– Stéphane TirardProfessor of Epistemology and History of Science, Director of the Centre François-Viète d'Epistémologie et d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, University of Nantes.