Jenny Kleeman

Jenny Kleeman

Darwin Day Lecture: How is Technology Changing What it Means to be Human?

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Wed 12 February 2020

Jenny Kleeman

Darwin Day Lecture: How is Technology Changing What it Means to be Human?

Jenny Kleeman
Wed 12 February 2020,

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Birth, sex and death are not just inevitable (unlike taxes) but are at the core of evolution science. In this special lecture to mark Darwin Day 2020, Jenny Kleeman explores what human beings are doing through technology to change our experience of all these things, and potentially to try and disrupt evolution. Why are people developing these technologies? Does it change the trajectory of humankind? What are the implications for us, as a species, of these developments? Will having artificial companions change the nature of real human relationships?

Image credit Jenny Smith Photography.

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