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Podium de Stadstaat is a Utrecht initiative that is constantly looking for debate in the city. After all, Utrecht deserves a wide-ranging public debate - the city is too important not to have that.

Knowledge & Debate in TivoliVredenburg - This program is part of the Knowledge & Debate program of TivoliVredenburg. Get a monthly update with all the program? Then sign up for the Knowledge & Debate newsletter.

Subject

No one has ever succeeded: eternal life. Something always came up. It was often death.

Can we defeat death with technology? What developments are we talking about? Do we simply remove cells that cause aging from our bodies? Will you be walking with 3D-printed lungs in twenty years or is quitting smoking still a good idea?

During Hashtech # 3, Podium de Stadstaat looks for eternal life.

With:
Aging researcher and internist Andrea Maier was a guest at Zomergasten in 2016. She is a professor in Amsterdam and Melbourne and is one of the specialists in the field of aging worldwide. What would change if we considered aging to be a disease?

Peter de Keizer  works at UMC Utrecht as an aging biologist and studied at Harvard, among others. He does groundbreaking research into the elimination of 'senescent cells'; cells involved in the aging process. Successful with mice, later also with people?

Lotte van Noort is a transhumanist and chairman of The Institute of Exponential Sciences. As a transhumanist and techno-optimist, she believes in the possibilities of eternal life.

About Hashtech In December 2017, Netflix launched the fourth season of Black Mirror. Once again you are presented with a pitch-black image of the future - and again you are wondering: is all that technological progress, is that actually progress? That is an important question. That is why TivoliVredenburg organizes, in collaboration with Podium de Stadstaat, a triptych about tech: #hashtech. We take a closer look at three technological developments, and each time we ask ourselves the question: does our society benefit from this stormy progress?

Period3 Oct 2018

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  • TitleHASHTECH # 3 | ETERNAL LIFE
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletPodium De Stadstaat
    Media typeOther
    CountryNetherlands
    Date3/10/18
    DescriptionAging researcher and internist Andrea Maier was a guest at Zomergasten in 2016. She is a professor in Amsterdam and Melbourne and is one of the specialists in the field of aging worldwide. What would change if we considered aging to be a disease? Podium de Stadstaat is a Utrecht initiative that is constantly looking for debate in the city. After all, Utrecht deserves a wide-ranging public debate - the city is too important not to have that. nowledge & Debate in TivoliVredenburg This program is part of the Knowledge & Debate program of TivoliVredenburg. Get a monthly update with all the program? Then sign up for the Knowledge & Debate newsletter.
    Producer/AuthorRuud Schapenk (r.schapenk@gmail.com)
    URLhttps://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/agenda/hashtech-3-eeuwig-leven-03-10-2018/
    PersonsAndrea Maier