See Eliezer talk with PZ Myers and David Brin (and me) about immortality this Sunday

post by Eneasz · 2013-07-17T15:56:48.895Z · score: 18 (18 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

FTBCon (Free Thought Blogs) is an all-online convention, a chance for a lot of people to get together and hangout while listening to people talk about atheist and skeptic issues. I proposed a panel on whether human immortality is a good thing or a bad idea  in principle when Myers first asked for submissions, and a few hours later I had managed to fall into this. :) I’ll be speaking with David BrinPZ Myers, and Eliezer Yudkowsky, which is amazing as they’re all on a level significantly above mine. I guess there’s some advantages to moving quickly and organizing things. Anyone who’s seen any of these people speak before knows that this is going to be extremely cool, and very thought-provoking.

The panel will taking place over Google+ on Sunday, July 21st, at 12:00noon Pacific Time (GMT -7). To watch, go to PZ’s page here, it’ll start streaming at the appointed time. You can chat with other people (and submit questions to the moderators) right here. Afterwards the recording will be put on YouTube, I’ll post a link when it becomes available.

The full schedule of all FTBCon sessions is here.


ETA: direct link to the live feed -


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comment by Manfred · 2013-07-18T03:06:03.316Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Will this be recorded like, apparently, the other google+ thingies on PZ's google+ page? And can I then watch it any time I want if I am, say, in the wildernessa t the time?

comment by caffemacchiavelli · 2013-07-18T13:23:32.844Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It would appear so. FtBCon Homepage says this:

After each session is over, it will almost immediately be saved to the YouTube channel of the person hosting it (the person whose Google+ profile the session was on). It takes a little while for the videos to be processed and posted, so it’s not instant. We’ll update a post with final videos as they become available.

comment by lukeprog · 2013-07-17T18:45:45.681Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Obligatory formatting grumble.

comment by Error · 2013-07-21T19:11:44.066Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

For the benefit of the sidebar, this is on now.

Should be interesting. I haven't seen Eliezer speak before.