Past Event

Jeremy Bailenson: Infinite Reality

Wed, Jul 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Jeremy Bailenson: Infinite Reality

Ph.D., Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab; Associate Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Advances in our understanding of how the brain works, combined with the explosion of immersive digital technology, could make ideas as far-fetched as total “personality downloads” possible – meaning your great-grandchildren would be able to know and have conversations with you in the future, all in a virtual setting indistinguishable from reality. Bailenson posits that such advances could be here in just five years.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizers: Chisako Ress/Brad Dolin