“We are smart enough to realize that we are stupid, and stupid enough to make the problem of becoming smarter hard.”

Anders Sandberg is a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford, where his research focusses on the societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technologies. He is also research associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics.

A regular commentator and participant of public debates concerning human enhancement, Anders comes to the festival in support of an exciting transhuman future. On Twitter he describes himself as an academic jack of all trades, and we are sure he is a master of some.

'He might just be the most interesting academic at Oxford' - Robert Wiblin and Keiran Harris.

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