"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 senior research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford, where his research focuses on the societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technologies. He is also the co-founder of, and a writer for, the think thank Eudoxa, and chaired the Swedish Transhumanist Association for 4 years.

A regular commentator and participant in 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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